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We need ‘Project Uncles’ for older men battling loss of income and loss of identity

One growing worry is whether older men tend to be more vulnerable to structural unemployment. PHOTO: ST FILE
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In the year that Mr David Vincent celebrated his 50th birthday, he was retrenched. He lost his job as an operations manager in an oil and gas multinational company, which shuttered its plant in Singapore. 

After desperately reaching out to his network of contacts, he found a new job. It entailed a nearly 70 per cent pay cut. He took it anyway. 

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