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Foreign Workers Reforms may Restrict Recruitment

Foreign Workers Reforms may Restrict Recruitment

Government plans to limit the number of skilled British jobs going to non-EU workers may make it harder for employers to find the recruits they need, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has warned. From next year, businesses will be required to advertise jobs in the UK for one month (up from the current two weeks) before they can go ahead and recruit skilled non-EU workers. According to the Home Office, the move will ensure that British workers are not only first in line for jobs, but also have more time in which to apply. But the FPB has warned that the measures may make it harder for employers to find recruits with the right skills, unless education and the current JobCentre system were improved.  “It is certainly important that the domestic jobs market is made more accessible... »