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Tan See Leng on employment of older workers

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the employment rate of those aged 55 to 64 has held steady at over 67 per cent. Meanwhile, the rate for those aged 65 and above rose slightly from 27.6 per cent in 2019 to 28.5 per cent in 2020. That is comparable to the average for the top three OECD countries, Manpower Minister Tan See Leng told Parliament on Tuesday (Oct 5). He also gave details of take-up for the Senior Worker Support Package that was introduced last year to encourage the hiring of older workers. Dr Tan was replying to MPs’ questions.

Tan See Leng on employment of older workers

05 Oct 2021 11:45am

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the employment rate of those aged 55 to 64 has held steady at over 67 per cent. Meanwhile, the rate for those aged 65 and above rose slightly from 27.6 per cent in 2019 to 28.5 per cent in 2020. That is comparable to the average for the top three OECD countries, Manpower Minister Tan See Leng told Parliament on Tuesday (Oct 5). He also gave details of take-up for the Senior Worker Support Package that was introduced last year to encourage the hiring of older workers. Dr Tan was replying to MPs’ questions.

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