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Women Over 40, Cardiff

Volume 529: debated on Tuesday 1 June 1954

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57.

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware of the difficulty of finding employment in Cardiff for women over 40 years of age; and what action he is taking to relieve the position.

It is often difficult to find work for women over 40 years of age, but not more so in Cardiff than elsewhere. There is a considerable local demand for women workers, but in many industries employers prefer the younger women. The employment exchange is doing what it can to induce a change in this attitude and the local employment committee have recently written to a large number of employers to ask them to co-operate in finding work for older persons.