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Is the IT industry ageist?

Friday's Channel 4 news featured an item on how the IT industry is discriminating against older workers preferring to select younger workers rather than training current staff.

Research shows that there are 105,000 vacancies in ICT with only 30,000 computer science graduates recorded in 2009/2010 meaning that it will take some time to train up new staff to fill the gap. However, companies still see older workers as a chore and unable to learn new skills.

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