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Although age specifications have long been the bane of middle-aged and elderly job-seekers, the number of businesses moving away from this practice and hiring people on the basis of ability alone is slowly increasing.

A revised employment law, which took effect in October, urges businesses to eschew the use of age specifications as part of hiring procedures.

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