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I can only speak from personal experience. I'm 64 yrs old and have switched jobs 4 times in the last 6 years, the first time because I worked at the previous job for almost 10 years and thought a change might do me good, then two times because I didn't like the company culture and the last time was because of the covid pandemic. My last job was really pleasant and I was heartbroken when they had to let me go due to the circumstances but I landed my current job within 2 weeks after applying and I'm equally happy here.
Being open to constantly learning new skills and technology is key to staying relevant, obviously, and frankly it's what has kept me going all these years. I would have died off slowly in a job where I'd have to do the same thing over and over for years on end.
So yeah, if you're willing to learn new skills on a regular basis, and keep up with current tech, you can get employed even at an advanced age, at least that's the current employment situation in the Netherlands where I live.
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