The study has remarked that women between 50 and 54 years old are being the most vulnerable in this population sector
The crisis caused by the pandemic has aggravated unemployment among professionals over 50 years of age, who at the end of 2020 represented more than 25% of the total unemployed, according to a study by the ‘Savia Generation’, a project of the ‘Endesa Foundation ‘and’ More Human Foundation ‘.
Specifically, in 2020, the number of unemployed over 50 who are unemployed was around one million people (936,200), almost 68,000 unemployed workers more than a year earlier.
Likewise, the study has highlighted that women over 50 have been the most vulnerable since the pandemic began. In fact, six out of ten new unemployed in 2020 over the age of 50 were women. Thus, the data collected by the study indicates that the profile of the new unemployed over 50 is that of a woman between 50 and 54 years old and who lost her job between June and December 2020.
For the economist expert in crisis analysis Leopoldo Abadía, “those over 50 are a treasure for society.” For this reason, he believes that it is necessary to promote employability in these age groups.
On the other hand, the development and human resources consultants in Galaris Desarrollo, Susana Julián and Teresa Bernabé believe that t
he job market requires an examination of resilience and high adaptation for the unemployed. “Those over 50 years old, despite what it may seem, are in an advantageous position”, point out the experts, who assure that the capacity for technological adaptation of this group has been demonstrated. In addition, their professional career has facilitated relationships that at this time can be important support.
They also value that this group of unemployed has skills that help them face the new challenges of organizations such as analytical capacity, critical thinking, adaptation to change, decision-making and problem solving with “perspective, serenity and temperance”.
“Ultimately, their experience, contacts and attitude make senior workers the best allies of companies to face the post-pandemic,” they say from Galaris Desarrollo. The report highlights the importance of senior talent and how this will be essential for the sustainability of the country.