Mature age workers have a valuable contribution to make to your tourism business. With age comes resilience, the ability to relate to a variety of people and other traits and experiences that can help the tourism industry.
Older workers tend to be reliable, level-headed and have good work ethic. They are also five times less likely to change jobs than 20-24 year olds.*
Businesses prosper on experience and older workers can bring extensive knowledge, work experience and transferrable skills.
Intergenerational workforces can increase the efficiency of a business, improving productivity, competitiveness and customer service.
Older Australians are in a better position than ever to take up a job in the visitor economy. Temporary changes made by the government to the Work Bonus give them greater flexibility to earn more without losing income support payments. To help highlight this opportunity, we have developed a kit of materials that explain the changes.