Wise Age contribution to BBC article 24/3/23

Average Treasury worker 34 despite over-50s back to work push


Chris Walsh, chief executive of the Wise Age charity, which supports older workers seeking jobs, said the Treasury’s record of employing over-50s was “disappointing”.

He said many over-50s “desperately want to work”, and that there were “real benefits” from having an age-diverse workforce.

“Especially in the current tight labour market, it’s detrimental to employers not to hire diversely.”

A Treasury spokesperson said: “Our recruitment processes are fair, open and based on merit. We run a “blind” recruitment process, which means applicants’ personal details, including age, are not shown to assessors.

“We’re committed to ensuring our staff come from a range of backgrounds, skills and expertise.”

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