My colleagues and I in Future Perfect welcome a greater awareness of this serious issue. We have been working since 1989 to counteract the effects of this adverse trend. We believe that there is a partial cure available, through enabling mature employees to make a successful transition to working independently as freelance operators, possibly part-time, for their former employer and part-time in other fields.
Working closely with Skillbase, launched by IBM in 1990, we have been helping companies and individuals to deal effectively with this transition; it is a critical life point, and requires special attention if the skills and experience of mature employees are not to be lost.
JOHN McLEAN FOX