Program will seek to place older workers

The probability of getting a good job in Costa Rica diminishes with age. Employers usually reject applicants who are 40 or more.

So Banco Nacional has joined with the Asociación Gerontológica Costarricense to begin a study on the employment situation of the elderly.

The program recognizes that the population is becoming older and it is trying to counter the discrimination against older job seekers, said Banco Nacional.

The first step, said the bank, is an exploration with business owners and government to determine possible opportunities to generate employment. Later there will be studies of those 45 and older to identify the interests and capacities of these age groups, said the bank.

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