As the first wave of the baby boomer generation enters their retirement years, many companies and government agencies are trying to figure out how to avoid being hit by a massive skills gap.   A recent report in Australian Ageing Agenda discussed the supply and demand of skilled labour and identified three industries that will be dramatically hit by a skills gap within the next decade as half of its ageing workforce retires.

Health care will be hardest hit as is projected that there are only 84 qualified workers to replace 110 retiring professionals.    The other industries that will feel the impact are education and engineering.

Many businesses are already working to keep older workers on the job longer and it is widely agreed that more initiatives to encourage and incentivise them to remain in the workforce are needed.