Strategic Age Adjustment Gets Rid of Oldsters (over 35)
They will be replaced by 900 new people under age 30.
Lopsided Demographic Pipeline
Marita Hellberg, head of global HR said the problem is an unbalanced age structure.
There are too many people in one age group. When they retire there will be a personnel shortage unless there are more young people coming up to take their places.
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Also, companies that don't hire for a long time go stale. People who work together year after year exhaust their ability to stimulate eachother's thinking in new ways.
So, you don't want to hire a huge number of people in one age group and have them grow old together dominating the company in the same way the baby boomers have dominated the world.
It is also suspected that the company wants young workers in order to stay closer to the young people who are its primary market.