Job seekers over 45 fear discrimination

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1 November 2007, BUNNIK – Twenty job application letters sent out in a year and still no job. Often not even an invitation for an interview. That is the experience of many job seekers over the age of 45, according to an internet survey held by FNV trade union confederation in October.

1 November 2007

BUNNIK – Twenty job application letters sent out in a year and still no job. Often not even an invitation for an interview. That is the experience of many job seekers over the age of 45, according to an internet survey held by FNV trade union confederation in October. 

More than 200 job seekers aged 45 and older took part in the survey, the results of which were presented on Thursday. Two thirds sent out more than 20 job applications in the past year, but were unable to find work. A third was never even invited for an interview.

Many employers did not even respond to the letters. Almost two thirds of the job seekers say that they received no reply to at least six of the letters they sent out. Four in five feel they have been the victim of age discrimination.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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