Comments on: The long term unemployed – an untapped workforce Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:37:11 +0000 hourly 1 By: j taylor Wed, 14 Oct 2009 20:54:20 +0000 I support my partner who has been unemployed for over two years. He does not claim any benefits and hates living off me. I am self-employed so my income is precarious. He wants to work but has found it impossible to find anything. He is skilled, experienced, smart, friendly, healthy and up to date with technology. He is either turned down for roles or his applications are not even responded to and that’s for contract or permanent work. What is going to happen to my generation? We are now told we may have to work an extra year to 66. He is 55 and can’t get work now, never mind 66!