Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

25 May 2020

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Disability Services and Community Development

Website to help remove age discrimination in the workforce

A new website aiming to remove age discrimination in the workforce was launched today by Tasmania’s Council on the Ageing (COTA).

Work45 plus is a one-stop information hub aimed at Tasmanian job seekers over 45, as well as employers and recruiters outlining the support available to job seekers and employers alike.

The website aims to dispel stereotypes about job seekers who are over 45, and includes information on career planning to help identify training options, to be competitive in the job market as the economy recovers.

It also features a section on confidence and wellbeing, vitally important to any person who has found themselves unemployed and trying to navigate a jobs market highly disrupted by COVID-19.

Work45 plus also includes a dedicated COVID-19 section with information about crisis support and training opportunities.

The aim of Work 45+ is to contribute to more positive experiences and outcomes for these job seekers.

This initiative was developed by COTA Tasmania with the assistance of the Tasmanian Government, in consultation with job seekers, employers and employment service providers.

As we move on the Roadmap to Recovery, it is important that jobseekers of all ages have access to the tools they need to secure employment, and this website helps give them that opportunity.

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