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UK — British government report highlights the importance of temporary employment for younger and older workers

14 July 2009

In a new paper called “Building a Society for all Agesâ€VbCrLf the British government sets out to examine how people can be best supported if they decide to work for longer and how younger people can enter the jobs market for the first time.

In a comment on the report Thomas Hadley, External Relations Director of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation says that “the paper notes that in a 2004 survey, only 10% of 50-69 year olds would want to work full time after they retire. This is a reality our members see every day. Temporary and interim posts allow workers to share their experience with the next generation without having to commit to long hours or sometimes the line management responsibilities which would go with full time work.â€VbCrLf

“We find that more people temp either when they are young, entering the jobs market for the first time, or as they plan their retirement. Work on an interim basis provides extra money but also more autonomy to those who want to keep their foot in the door of the jobs market and also want time for themselves.â€VbCrLf



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