Over-60s put in more of a shift when on an irregular pattern than those half ...

Over-60s put in more of a shift when on an irregular pattern than those half ...
Over-60s put in more of a shift when on an irregular pattern than those half ...
Proof Baby Boomers DO work harder: Over-60s put in more of a shift when on an irregular pattern than those half their age, study finds It found older staff put in close to equivalent of an extra working week a month Those close to retirement age of 65 are on average working 30 shifts a month  Those in their thirties were found to work on average only 26 shifts per month

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Employees in their sixties work harder than those half their age, according to a report.

It found older staff who work irregular shifts put in close to the equivalent of an extra working week a month than those in their early thirties.

Those who are close to the traditional retirement age of 65 are on average working 30 shifts a month – with many sometimes working two a day to earn more. Those in their thirties were found to work on average 26 shifts a month.

The findings, based on more than 350,000 employees, suggest the mass movement of older workers into the economy has been a boon to employers and a major boost to the earnings of those close to retirement.

Employees in their sixties work harder than those half their age, according to a report (file photo)

Employees in their sixties work harder than those half their age, according to a report (file photo)

They also likely reflect the demand for labour in the NHS and the care system during the pandemic.

The growth in numbers of those working in their sixties and seventies, enabled by greater health and life expectancy and helped by

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