Women Over 50 Defying “jobs recession”

Women Over 50 Defying “jobs recession” finds CIPD

Women aged over 50 are defying the “jobs recession” and finding work in greater numbers than any other age group, including their male counterparts, research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has found. A massive rise in female self-employment, as well as dwindling pension income and the need to provide an income where a partner had lost his job could be behind the increase, the CIPD said. According to the CIPD’s analysis of Government figures, women and men aged 50-64 are the only age groups to have seen a rise in employment between January 2008 and January 2012. Figures showed, however, that while 271,000 women over 50 have found work, only 3,000 men of the same age have got jobs in the last four years. “The modern generation of 50-som... »