Ageism concerns around employers widespread

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Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 7:06PM
A 65-year-old woman is unemployed and desperate for work but no one will hire her. (Photo / Getty)

Accusations of ageism are flowing after a 65-year-old woman says she has been unable to find a job.

Charlotte, a Whanganui woman with admin and coordinator experience, has applied for 36 jobs over six months after being made redundant last year.

She told Chris Lynch that she believes businesses are reluctant to hire her because of her age.

"In my last position I was actually dropped over $8 an hour just to get a job, so I was on not much above minimum wage."

She says that she has never received any feedback from the people she has had interviews with, which has led her to this conclusion.

Stephanie Claire from Aged Concern says that Charlotte's story isn't new, as ageism is frequent in New Zealand. 

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