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Reasons Why Employers Tend To Adopt Age Limitation On Most Jobs –

Reasons Why Employers Tend To Adopt Age Limitation On Most Jobs – 

Age Limitation is now a serious problem every Nigerian graduate will have to face in securing a job. Nowadays, most organizations usually look for graduates of age not more 24-28 years to occupy vacant posts in their various establishments.
Consider finishing your degree program at 28, after NYSC, your chances of securing a well paid job is greatly reduced. You will come to realize there are so many jobs you can’t apply for because of the age limits placed on them. Some graduates have been searching for jobs for years and still have not secured any, but their age is increasing. The question is “will these people remain jobless forever?”

Some might have been within the range during their undergraduate years, but due to strike actions and other unforeseen situations like the corona virus pandemic, more years add up and thus their age might eventually be above the limit for most jobs. Only very few graduates are usually very lucky to cross this age barrier.

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The painful part is that a lot of graduates who are young at heart and well fitted for the job are always harmed by this discrimination

Most establishments assume it is not always worth the added time and cost of interviewing more candidates.
1. Most establishments usually adopt the age limitation to regulate the number of applicants. Due to the level of unemployment in Nigeria, the number of applicants for most advertised vacancies are always dozen times the actual number of vacant positions. And a large number will be qualified for the job on the long run.

2. Young employees who are single tend to put in more efforts and spend more hours at work because they have no families to tend to. Some companies also prefer employing young graduates because they tend to be more intuitive, fast in learning, more flexible and more adaptive to change.

3. As most employers would assume, younger employees can cope with less pay as their demand is lower compared to older ones.

The painful part is that a lot of graduates who are young at heart and well fitted for the job are always harmed by this discrimination.

Most establishments assume it is not always worth the added time and cost of interviewing more candidates.

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  1. May God help us ooh

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