Training older workers for technology-based employment Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Aging
  • Caregivers
  • Homosexuality, Male
  • Sexual and Gender Minorities


  • An increasingly aging workforce and advances in technology are changing work environments and structures. The continued employability of older adults, particularly those of lower socioeconomic status (SES), requires them to participate in training programs to ensure their competence in today's workplace. Focus groups with 37 unemployed adults (51-76 years old) were conducted to gather information about barriers and obstacles for returning to work, training needs and formats, work experiences, and perceptions of the characteristics of an ideal job. Overall, results indicated that participants experienced age discrimination and lack of technology skills. They also expressed a desire to receive additional training on technology and a preference for classroom training.

publication date

  • January 2009



  • Academic Article



  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2846373

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/03601270802300091

PubMed ID

  • 20351795

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 15

end page

  • 31


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