The older generation has a way of thinking in the job market which is obsolete in the new times.
Older generation workers are being strained to the core. These are the same people who helped to build the country to what it is today. Most of these people were taught that a person who does not work has no value. The teaching is difficult if not impossible to change.
Finding suitable, continued, gainful employment for these people without loss of self-esteem is what is best for our country. There are many good unemployed people who fit in this category at a time when they are caring for families, including children and parents.