Greg Goudie, executive director of South Australian employment service DOME (Don't Overlook Mature Expertise), said in the past employers' attitude was that once a worker reached 60 was that they were either coasting or ready to retire.
A lot of employers now are keeping people on if they want to stay longer, he said.
But he said a big issue was getting people back into the workforce at a mature age, with people 55 and over spending an average of 70 weeks out of work.
And mature age can mean as young as 40. In recent years an increasing number of people in their 40s and 50s have registered with DOME.
Mr Goudie said in DOME's experience the most mature-age friendly employers tended to be small to medium businesses.
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