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....It would be possible to shift the balance of nationality to British workers, she added, but that would take place "over a long period of time". Ms Wareham said she was "absolutely concerned" about the government's focus on skilled workers when looking at consequences of Brexit. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Since 2012, more than 500 foreign staff have been granted a visa - known as 457 - to work at businesses including McDonald's, KFC and Hungry Jack's. The skilled worker visa, designed to fill Australian shortages, also extends to family members. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The City also wants to ensure "the fullest possible Single Market access. [and] strong trade links with international partners, maintaining our ability to attract highly-skilled workers," says a Corporation spokesman. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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...."After six months in development we expected more than a disappointing combination of re-announcements, continuations of existing policy, and vague aspirations," the report said. The committee warned that businesses will need to continue to bring in skilled workers from abroad after Britain has left the European Union. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....There are other worries too, says Elliot Moss, who chairs the business group Bee London. Moss says firms are worried about future trading relationships, how any uncertainty might hit investment and how easily they can access skilled workers after Brexit. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Pret A Manger says one in 50 applicants is British image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 12:19:31 PM
....It would be possible to shift the balance of nationality to British workers, she added, but that would take place "over a long period of time". Ms Wareham said she was "absolutely concerned" about the government's focus on skilled workers when looking at consequences of Brexit. ...
Brexit budget: what leave and remain voters in Hull and London want image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 08:23:59 AM
....There are other worries too, says Elliot Moss, who chairs the business group Bee London. Moss says firms are worried about future trading relationships, how any uncertainty might hit investment and how easily they can access skilled workers after Brexit. ...
Business wish list image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 01:37:19 AM
....The City also wants to ensure "the fullest possible Single Market access. [and] strong trade links with international partners, maintaining our ability to attract highly-skilled workers," says a Corporation spokesman. ...
MPs: UK government industrial strategy 'not long-term' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:01:29 AM
...."After six months in development we expected more than a disappointing combination of re-announcements, continuations of existing policy, and vague aspirations," the report said. The committee warned that businesses will need to continue to bring in skilled workers from abroad after Britain has left the European Union. ...
Australia cracks down on visas for fast food industry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 02:35:24 AM
....Since 2012, more than 500 foreign staff have been granted a visa - known as 457 - to work at businesses including McDonald's, KFC and Hungry Jack's. The skilled worker visa, designed to fill Australian shortages, also extends to family members. ...
Pimlico Plumbers loses appeal against self-employed status image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 12:12:29 PM
....Pimlico Plumbers has lost a court battle over the status of its workers, in the latest legal ruling on employment status in the gig economy. It came as the government released a report warning that “unscrupulous” employers were in a position to exploit low-paid and low-skilled workers. ...
Uber CEO steps down from Trump advisory council after users boycott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 07:25:33 AM
....News of the resignation was first reported by the New York Times. Trump’s executive order has faced widespread backlash in Silicon Valley, where many top executives and company founders are immigrants and where companies rely heavily on highly skilled workers from abroad. ...
Philip Hammond blames Tony Blair for Brexit vote image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 12:20:18 PM
....The chancellor said departure from the EU and from the single market did not mean there would be no migration. He said Britain would want to attract skilled workers but wanted the ability to control the flow of unskilled, cheap labour. ...
What do business leaders think of Theresa May's Brexit speech? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 01:56:08 PM
....The prime minister’s speech makes it “inevitable” that the number of foreign workers coming to the UK will fall, according to Ann Francke, the chief executive of the CMI. She said: “With the prime minister signalling today that the UK will make a clean break from the EU, it is inevitable that the number of foreign workers coming to the UK will fall after Brexit, so we need to invest heavily in homegrown talent now to ensure that we have the skilled workers capable of plugging the gaps. ...
Hammond threatens EU with aggressive tax changes after Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 08:57:08 AM
.... “We are aware that the message from the referendum is that we must control our immigration policy,” he said. Unlike in previous interviews, the chancellor would not be drawn on a guarantee that highly skilled workers from the EU would still be allowed to settle and work in the UK. ...
Brexit will create 400,000 jobs? This is a fiction, as any economist will tell you | Jonathan Portes image
.... But that’s precisely what Change Britain did when it claimed on Tuesday that leaving the customs union – and concluding new free trade deals with countries ranging from India to Korea – could “create 400,000 new jobs”, because of the projected increase in UK exports. Let’s leave aside the fact that India has made it abundantly clear that it’s not interested in a trade deal with the UK as long as we continue to go out of our way to make skilled workers and students from India unwelcome. ...
Toshiba shares slump: What's going wrong? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of December 2016 02:03:02 AM
.... Some governments have opted to scale back how much they planned to rely on nuclear as an electricity source, or (as in the case of Taiwan) turn away from nuclear energy altogether to focus on renewables. Big nuclear projects around the world have faced heavy delays, partly caused by a lack of skilled workers needed to meet regulatory standards. ...
India's small businesses facing 'apocalypse' amid biggest financial experiment in history image
....His reasons are not just altruistic. Apart from potentially raising his tax bill – in a country where just 1% pay income tax – paying salaries electronically would mean giving staff Delhi’s mandated minimum wage, currently 9,724 rupees (£114) per month for unskilled workers. ...
Brexit deal risks some sectors of economy being left behind, warns CBI image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 12:01:02 AM
....“From aviation and chemicals to life sciences and agriculture, firms of all sizes will want to understand how easy it will be for them to trade in the future with the EU which remains the biggest market for British businesses. They need to know what rules they will be working by and how they can still secure access to skilled workers and labour, where shortages already exist. ...
UK big business to expand workforces in 2017 despite Brexit fears, says CBI image
. Britain’s largest businesses plan to expand recruitment next year despite continuing worries over a shortage of skilled workers and the impact of Brexit. ...
Philip Hammond: Japanese banks are concerned about Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 11:46:34 AM
....“We’ve been clear that we will seek maximum possible access to European markets on a reciprocal basis for our firms in terms of goods and services,” he said. Hammond, who will travel to South Korea on Friday, said he had told them that controls on European migration would not mean “choking off” the supply of highly skilled workers. ...
Brexit migration rules could harm City's lead in financial services technology image
....Peers conclude that the fast-growing sector is one of a number of world-beating industries at risk if London loses its status as an international melting pot for talent, partly because Europeans may not be able to come to work in the UK so freely. Some 60,000 EU nationals work in financial services jobs in the UK, and although the government has insisted that it does not wish to shut the door to highly skilled workers from abroad, City employers report that many are increasingly nervous since the referendum to leave the EU. ...
Food industry warns of higher prices without EU workers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 07:19:46 AM
....Very often companies have to look abroad for food engineers and other skilled labour, because not enough graduates are coming through from UK universities, she says. Farms also rely on unskilled workers coming from other parts of the EU. ...
'I worry about money all the time': the Jam reality in Birmingham image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 08:59:52 AM
....She says her salary hasn’t risen much in a decade – “You don’t notice your annual increment, it’s just pennies” – and she also worries that her job will be at risk next year with the next round of council cuts threatening nursery services. In central Birmingham, at the National Express depot, senior skilled workers, whose wages used to put them automatically in a comfortable bracket, are also considering whether their current income makes them the kind of workers that the prime minister wants to offer extra support. ...
Dear Mr Hammond image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 12:16:50 AM
...."The single most important thing for exporting companies like us is that the government negotiates access to the single market on favourable terms," says commercial director Catherine Rohl. She is also worried about the supply of skilled workers. ...
The Oval Office will tame President Donald Trump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 10:48:51 AM
....A radical populist Trump would scrap the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), repeal the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), and impose high tariffs on Chinese imports. He would also build his promised US-Mexico border wall; deport millions of undocumented workers; restrict H1B visas for the skilled workers needed in the tech sector; and fully repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), which would leave millions of people without health insurance. ...
Ctrl+Z: Silicon Valley leaders U-turn on Donald Trump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 10:00:16 AM
....”. Miley, who is black, suggested that the Trump presidency might cause Silicon Valley to lose highly skilled workers – not only by stopping them from immigrating here, but by causing some to emigrate elsewhere. ...
Pay talks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 12:06:06 AM
....Originally, however, the strike was more about grading than money. The women wanted to be recognised as semi-skilled workers, which was grade C in the company pay structure, rather than being labelled unskilled workers, which was grade B. ...
Closed for business image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 4th of November 2016 11:15:20 PM
.... The company is perfecting its designs and aims to ship its products around the world. What's missing is big industry of the kind that provides that elusive path for the low- and semi-skilled workers. ...
Lost riches image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of October 2016 11:07:39 PM
.... So places like Macae are home to a large number of people who work on the offshore oil platforms and drilling ships. Since the 1970s, when Brazil's state oil giant Petrobras started its offshore operations here, this sleepy fishing town has seen an influx of highly skilled workers, such as engineers, chemists and professional divers. ...
Skilled workers 'may be exempt from immigration controls': Hammond image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of October 2016 03:27:09 PM
. The chancellor has indicated that highly skilled workers may be exempt from the government's planned immigration controls. ...
FTSE 100 edges higher after chancellor reassures image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of October 2016 08:01:34 AM
....3% higher at 7,021. 92 after chancellor Philip Hammond suggested firms would not be restricted from recruiting highly skilled workers post-Brexit. ...
Reality Check: Do foreign workers take jobs and cut wages? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of October 2016 04:51:53 PM
....Reality Check verdict: Non-UK workers have no effect on the employment of UK-born workers, except during an economic downturn. Foreign workers may affect pay, especially for less skilled workers. ...
Small building firms struggle to find land for homes, research shows image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of September 2016 11:01:44 PM
....The federation said its annual survey showed land availability was the biggest constraint on supply, followed by lack of finance and then planning permission. The percentage of respondents citing a shortage of skilled workers as a major barrier to growth was up sharply, rising to 39% from 27% in 2015. ...
Immigration: May rejects points-based system for EU nationals image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 4th of September 2016 09:00:09 PM
.... . But she told journalists in China that exercising greater control did not necessarily mean an Australian-style points system for deciding the number of skilled and unskilled workers who could come into the UK every year from the EU and beyond - with numbers to be determined by MPs. ...
Employers warn of widening skills shortage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 18th of July 2016 11:36:46 PM
....The survey of 500 employers found 69% were concerned about not being able to find enough highly-skilled staff, compared with 55% last year. The report showed that demand for low-skilled workers would continue to fall. ...
'In limbo' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 1st of July 2016 12:02:50 AM
....In recent years, business behemoths such as Amazon and Porsche have established bases in Leipzig, occupying rows of warehouses that were derelict and decaying. Highly skilled workers from across Europe followed in their wake, including Philip Rooke, the British chief executive of Spreadshirt, a thriving e-commerce firm that was founded in the city, and which now has offices and production facilities in Poland and the Czech Republic, as well as in the US. ...
The key lesson of Brexit is that globalisation must work for all of Britain | Gordon Brown image
.... And the most obvious manifestation of the world we have lost is the hollowing out of our industrial towns as a result of the collapse of manufacturing in the face of Asian competition. These towns are home to a disproportionate share of the semi-skilled workers who feel on the wrong side of globalisation and who opted to vote leave. ...
George Osborne misses the point over his northern powerhouse image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of May 2016 11:01:06 PM
.... Only three cities in the north - York, Warrington and Leeds - feature in the UK’s top 20 when it comes to the number of workers educated to degree level. In large part, that’s due to the brain drain of skilled workers from north to south. ...
Bricklayers benefit from rising demand in construction sector image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of May 2016 11:01:27 PM
....REC’s chief executive, Kevin Green, said workers were earning £34 a week more than last year on average. “Our data indicates that some employers are increasing pay faster as the competition for skilled workers intensifies,” he said. ...
Microsoft comes out in support of UK remaining in EU image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of May 2016 04:59:50 PM
....Related: Pro-Brexit bosses include retirees and tax avoidance experts. He added that flexibility attracts skilled workers and investment. ...
Brexit 'unlikely to mean deep migration cuts but may lead to 2p tax increase' image
....”. Portes says that a highly restrictive immigration policy might have a small impact on the wages for low-skilled workers but little or none for medium- and highly skilled workers. ...
Recruiter advises construction firms how to overcome tax loophole clampdown image
....The presentation admits that previous rules have allowed the firm to keep “our clients charge rate as artificially low as possible”. Even under the tougher rules, it adds, there are opportunities to retain “tax efficiencies” in relation to skilled workers. ...
Africa's great opportunity for reform image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 10th of April 2016 10:41:05 AM
....First, education and skills development are the only secure foundation for inclusive growth – and Africa lacks those foundations. Fewer than one of the region’s children make it to upper secondary school, starving firms of skilled workers and closing an escape route from poverty. ...
2016 tax year: what you need to know image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of April 2016 06:00:30 AM
.... The innovative finance Isa can be used alongside the traditional cash and stocks and shares accounts, with the total allowance spread however a saver chooses. Unless on a list of shortage professions, skilled workers from outside the EU who have been living here for less than 10 years will need to earn at least £35,000 a year to settle permanently in the UK. ...
Britain’s growth prospects take new hit as housebuilding slows to three year low image
.... . “It seems that the stimulus to housebuilding from strong gains in house prices is being offset by sharp increases in labour costs due to skilled worker shortages. ...
Would Brexit make it harder to hire EU workers? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of March 2016 04:37:51 PM
.... If you are looking at recruiting EU nationals over a longer period of time, it is worth looking at the options open to non-EU nations such as sponsoring an employee and building the costs into a long term business strategy (as this will need management time and in some cases an application fee) as a worst case scenario. This clearly is an issue business owners will want some clarity on, and it is one which businesses will be looking for the government to address well ahead of the vote, particularly as a new minimum salary for tier 2 (skilled workers) from outside the EU is due to be introduced in April. ...
City news: Housing affordability and Tier 2 visa charges for businesses  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 26th of March 2016 12:01:00 AM
.... . Businesses are to be forced to pay an annual £1,000 charge for every skilled worker they employ from outside Europe. ...
Life after the fall of a mobile phone giant image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of March 2016 12:14:24 AM
.... . Tampere is about 15 minutes down the road from the town of Nokia, and the site of the company's biggest research and development site, at its peak employing 4,000 high-tech, skilled workers. ...
Bring on Jobs for the Girls: Construction industry needs more female apprentices image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of March 2016 12:01:00 AM
.... . “The construction and engineering sectors are growing and now offering more opportunities for skilled workers. ...
The non-EU workers who’ll be deported for earning less than £35,000 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of March 2016 07:00:10 AM
....That’s less than half the salary she, her fellow-Americans and other non-EU migrants will soon need to stay in the country permanently, thanks to rules being introduced next month. From 6 April all skilled workers from outside the EU who have been living here for less than 10 years will need to earn at least £35,000 a year to settle permanently in the UK. ...
'National living wage': what employers need to know image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of March 2016 07:00:27 AM
....There’s no legal requirement to maintain your employee pay scales that are disrupted by the living wage. You could have a set of skilled workers who earn, for example, £8. ...
Tories must improve childcare and scrap inheritance tax cuts, says Labour image
.... At a time of intense pressure on public finances, that money would be far better used on expanding and improving the childcare on offer for working parents. “This would help many more families and boost employment, cut benefit bills and improve the supply of skilled workers available to business. ...
Toyota UK warns of cutbacks if Britain leaves EU image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of March 2016 02:35:08 PM
....The SMMT issued its findings as it emerged that BMW, which owns Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and Mini, has written to its 8,000 staff in the UK to warn that an exit from the EU would drive up costs and prices, and could affect the company’s “employment base”. Ian Robertson, a member of the BMW board, said at the SMMT event: “Our experience shows that the free movement of components, finished products and skilled workers within the EU is extremely beneficial to British-based business. ...
UK construction industry output at 10-month low image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of March 2016 11:14:22 AM
....“The great unknown, however, remains Brexit. Many construction firms generate the bulk of their revenues in the UK, but also rely on a steady stream of skilled workers from the EU. ...
UK GDP spurred on by services sector, but the growth is built on cheap labour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of February 2016 12:57:10 PM
....But the extra employment is mostly van drivers and warehouse workers and not so much in the Dundee games industry of the Hoxton app business. The low-skilled workers jetting around to support consumers buying stuff on the internet are also just as likely to be self-employed or agency workers as full-time employed, according to the latest labour market statistics. ...
Fast-growing firms are helping Britain shine on the world stage image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 22nd of February 2016 06:27:58 PM
The jobs doctor is in: US Labor secretary makes unemployment 'house calls' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of February 2016 12:00:48 PM
....6m job openings. Some analysts have pointed out that the figure represents a skills gap in the US workforce – that there are not enough skilled workers to fill the available openings. ...
Pro-EU campaigners are BOGUS - Britain's economy would NOT be hit by Brexit, report finds image
.... Net migration from Europe has more than doubled since 2012, helping to grow the economy but keeping wage rises, inflation and interest rates lower for longer. In the event of leaving the union, the research found policy would shift to be more specifically designed for Britain’s migration requirements - such at attracting highly-skilled workers. ...
UK wage growth slows as employment rises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of February 2016 01:10:16 PM
....He said: “While the jobs data look solid, there are some signs that employment growth could be starting to lose momentum. Some easing back in underlying employment growth was likely the consequence of the UK recently finding growth more difficult and companies finding it hard to get the qualified/skilled workers they need. ...
Bombardier to cut 7,000 jobs worldwide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of February 2016 12:07:07 PM
....But the Unite union said the latest cuts, which come on top of about 680 job losses at Bombardier Belfast last year, were “another hammer blow” to Northern Ireland’s manufacturing base, and called on the Northern Ireland executive to set up a manufacturing taskforce. Davy Thompson, the union’s regional coordinating officer, said: “The Northern Ireland executive needs to redouble their efforts and secure alternative employment for those highly skilled workers who will be made redundant. ...
Number of EU workers in Britain now above 2m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of February 2016 11:49:41 AM
....He said: “While the jobs data look solid, there are some signs that employment growth could be starting to lose momentum. Some easing back in underlying employment growth was likely the consequence of the UK recently finding growth more difficult and companies finding it hard to get the qualified/skilled workers they need. ...
Australia can have good jobs without sacrificing employment growth | Greg Jericho image
....”. Certainly, in all but three countries, job insecurity was greater for low-skilled workers than it was for high-skilled. ...
UK GDP figures to be released amid global economic jitters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 24th of January 2016 02:37:18 PM
....Manufacturers were hurt last year by a strong pound, which makes UK exports more expensive, as well as a slump in orders for machinery from the North Sea oil and gas industry after the plunge in oil prices. Reports from the construction industry have also been downbeat, with the latest figures pointing to a drop in output in November amid warnings from building companies that a lack of skilled workers is delaying projects. ...
India is top target for online universities image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of January 2016 08:33:51 AM
....Dr Levin says that the 10 most popular courses for these online students are all related to information technology or data science. And India's burgeoning software industry will mean a growing demand for skilled workers. ...
Bosses more gloomy on growth - report image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of January 2016 08:26:33 PM
....However, business leaders remained relatively confident that they would continue to hire staff, particularly in the UK, where two-thirds expected to expand their workforce this year. Indeed, it is the ability to find skilled workers that is pre-occupying British bosses, the survey said. ...
Fourth industrial revolution set to benefit richest, UBS report says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of January 2016 03:45:06 PM
....Webber said it was up to policymakers to take steps to address any increases in inequality. The report by UBS points to downward pressure on the wages of low-skilled workers. ...
UK housebuilding held up by lack of bricklayers, says report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of January 2016 12:01:02 AM
. A shortage of skilled workers in the construction industry pushed up wages in the sector in 2015 and could threaten some of the government’s biggest housing and infrastructure programmes, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) has said. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Monday 11th of January 2016 02:07:14 PM
....Things are brighter in some pockets of the labour market. Firms desperate for skilled workers in areas such as cyber-crime prevention and digital marketing are offering double-digit pay increases to poach staff, according to Benjamin Frost, a consultant with Hay Group, a human resources firm. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Monday 11th of January 2016 02:07:14 PM
....Things are brighter in some pockets of the labour market. Firms desperate for skilled workers in areas such as cyber-crime prevention and digital marketing are offering double-digit pay increases to poach staff, according to Benjamin Frost, a consultant with Hay Group, a human resources firm. ...
TaylorWimpey chief executive says Government's new homes target is ‘not achievable’ image
....”. Critics are also blaming a dearth of skilled workers for the high number of undeveloped sites. ...
Shipbuilder Cammell Laird flags up engineering skills crisis image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of January 2016 07:42:26 PM
....” . Cammell Laird, which is 75pc owned by Peel Ports, said it had set up an apprenticeship scheme at a local college to create enough skilled workers to meet current orders and plans for future growth. ...
Revealed: housebuilders sitting on 600,000 plots of land image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of December 2015 03:07:23 PM
....”. Barratt said it was building 40% more homes than four years ago, when the industry was still recovering from the financial crisis, but that shortages of skilled workers and materials were hampering progress. ...
Can growing lettuces in the cloud help feed the world? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of December 2015 12:02:36 AM
...." . Growers in many countries face unreliable electricity supplies, insufficient infrastructure, and unskilled workers, she says. ...
Taxes and red tape threaten to strangle jobs recovery image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 21st of December 2015 12:01:28 AM
.... . While half of firms said regulation is a major problem, 46pc said that a shortage of skilled workers is also a challenge. ...
UK bosses cautious over pay rises in 2016 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of December 2015 12:01:10 AM
....The CBI’s employment survey, conducted with consultancy firm Accenture, reprises the theme of skills shortages, with respondents saying they were the top threat to the UK’s attractiveness as a place to do business for the second year running. The poll cited businesses’ rising concerns over getting the skilled workers they need as the economy heads towards full employment. ...
Why hasn't pay kept pace with rising employment? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of December 2015 12:31:13 PM
....That’s good news for employers, who can fill vacancies with well-educated workers at modest cost. Despite the talk of a shortage of skilled workers, there is no evidence in the official data that firms are having to pay much more than the going rate of 2% to obtain them. ...
Vocational education's global gap image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of December 2015 01:08:04 AM
....In South Africa, qualifications, whether academic or vocational, are seen as a major advantage in the labour market. This is a country with a 54% youth unemployment rate - and at the same time a survey of the country's business leaders found high levels of concern about a lack of skilled workers. ...
Interest rates ‘to remain on hold’: No pressure on Bank’s mandarins despite US moves image
....Despite being a healthy increase, that is down on the 177,000 increase in employment recorded for the three months to September. IHS Global Insight chief UK and European economist Howard Archer explained: “Some easing back in employment growth could be the consequence of more companies finding it hard to get the qualified/skilled workers they need and also from firms looking to lift the productivity of their workers. ...

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