Employment: Older People

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 9th December 2014.

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Photo of Mark Pritchard Mark Pritchard Conservative, The Wrekin

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to support people over 50 seeking employment.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

We have a comprehensive menu of back to work support available, Jobcentre Plus’ use a range of innovative approaches to help older claimants. Local schemes include IT support aimed specifically at older people; dedicated advisers for those aged over 50; and help to convert dated qualifications into certifications that are relevant for modern employers.

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