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David Cameron and midlife career changes

The over-50s find it harder to get work—what can employers do?

By Claire Turner  

David Cameron, who has resigned as MP for Whitney ©Hannah McKay/PA Wire/Press Association Images

David Cameron has recently resigned as an MP. He turns 50 in October and whatever he does next—penning an autobiography, taking up a company directorship or two, or merely enjoying his leisure time—he is sure to have his pick of job offers. But for many others his age, it is more difficult to find employment.

Of those unemployed Britons aged 50 and over, 47.2 per…

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