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Ageism rife in IT?

Sep 03, 2009, 16:04 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Withers)

""Ageism is a growing reality in Australia, but so is an increasing awareness that post-45 year old workers represent a skill resource and knowledge that we cannot afford to waste," said ACS chairman Kumar Parakala. ""Older workers bring a greater depth of experience and pragmatism to projects since they have learned over time what does and doesn’t work. They often have tactics and skills that can ensure the success of a project, and the application of that experience results in a higher degree of professionalism. This is something that Australia has to deal with, if we are going to compete internationally, as we have to make the best use of all of our skilled workers, especially with an ageing workforce," added Parakala."

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