Saturday, 18 April 2009
Changing face of British workforce
A new report from The Future Laboratory for Friends Provident has found that longevity has an important role to play in future working patterns: the longer people live, and want or need to work for, the more likely they are to branch out into several different types of careers.
More than a third (35 per cent) of 51-55-year-olds plan to alter their careers at least once before retiring. And with one million workers in the UK over the age of 65, and their numbers rising, the report states: 'Healthy, mentally alert longevity will allow individuals to achieve their goals in one career and leave time to do so again in another sector.'