How can we help seniors better understand and cope with the changing nature of work? How do older generations respond to and cope with the existing marketplace and their specific contributions to the world of work? Youth and seniors are the main labour pool filling jobs that were traditionally reserved for young people just entering the workforce. With AI disruption widely affecting the workforce and prompting employees to reskill and upskill in order to manage these drastic changes, this poses a challenge for many older workers – who may occupy entry level jobs, or – who are no longer qualified or suited for the jobs they once held, as technology has rendered these roles obsolete. This is particularly evident in retail and hospitality environments while some older workers are challenged in working with technology. Conversely, younger workers often struggle with managing workplace relationships and developing positive work habits. This recurring pattern is attributed to an introduction of new and improved technology efficiencies – causing disruption at an alarming pace and across the spectrum of entry level and junior roles.
How to get involved:
Participants Wanted: If you are either a youth (between 15-30), older worker, or an employer, and would like to participate in one of a series of upcoming focus groups for the Better Together project, First Work would love to hear from you! Please confirm your interest by providing your name, occupation place of work, and a phone number that we may use to contact you, to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you and will contact you to confirm your availability and interest in one of the upcoming Better Together Focus Groups. We will respond to all interested participants on an ongoing basis and as needed in order to complete the study. Registration will be available soon for one of our upcoming sessions.
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