those over 50 struggle to stay in the job market

those over 50 struggle to stay in the job market
those over 50 struggle to stay in the job market

Achieving full employment by 2027 is one of the key objectives set by the government. And to reduce unemployment to 5%, it is necessary to improve the employment of seniors, because this group faces great difficulties in remaining in the job market, a recent study comes from elsewhere confirm this trend.

For this survey carried out last year, and the results of which were published this week, by Club Landoy and Ifop, 27 companies agreed to participate. These companies are all signatories of the “50+ charter” which was launched by Club Landoy and L’Oréal. As a reminder, this imposes 10 good practices aimed at promoting the employment of seniors.

However, despite this commitment, the results of this survey clearly show that seniors struggle to find their place in the workplace. Of the 567,000 employees of the 27 companies surveyed, 32% represent workers aged 50 or over. However, regarding the number of training hours followed by employees of all the companies that participated in this study, only 28% of training hours concern senior employees.

Regarding internal mobility carried out in 2023 within the 27 companies, only 22% concern workers over 50 years old. Finally, when it comes to recruitment, seniors are also penalized. Clearly, of all recruitments made last year on permanent or fixed-term contracts of more than 30 days, only 11% concerned senior workers.

The observation is therefore clear, “The 50 and over who, tomorrow, will leave the labor market will be those who will be the more exposed to the risk of not returning”explained Yvonne Herbin, director of studies and foresight at Bayard, the company behind Club Landoy, on Wednesday.

Achieving full employment requires improving senior employment

For Sibylle Le Maire, “Companies must lead the way. The ageing of the population should not only be seen as a cost by the Society. Adapting to demographic change is a condition for mobilizing all energies in order to win the battles of tomorrow”believes the founder of Club Landoy.

However, the government has already insisted on the importance of employing seniors to achieve full employment. “ On the question of employment, I really have two priorities: young people on one side, seniors on the other. It is really on these two subjects that we can win the battle for full employment, because these are the two categories in which we are furthest behind », declared the Minister of Labor, Catherine Vautrin, last March.

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