The increasing use of technology in the workplace has made it easier for young people to get jobs and harder for old people. To what extent do you agree or disagree.
In the 21st century the nature of work has predominantly moved from being manual labour and manufacturing to a more service based economy based upon technological innovation. Consequently, IT skills are an important consideration for employers when they fill job vacancies. This create a skills gap which disadvantages the older generation while benefiting a younger workforce.
The main problem the older generation has in securing work is because younger people are more likely to have up-to-date qualifications and experience with modern technology. Firstly, young people have never known a time without computers and technological devices such as smartphones. Moreover, they will have developed their knowledge through university and using technology in their daily lives. Secondly, for many older people, the contemporary technological advances have passed them by, most will not engage with IT on a regular basis in the same way as young people do.
However, this is not to say that the older workforce should be discriminated against in the workforce. Some enlightened employers actively seek out older workers for the breadth of knowledge they bring to a company. For instance, ……
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