Chris Grayling

Employment Minister asks Firms to Hire Young Brits

Employment minister Chris Grayling has called on small businesses not to overlook home-grown potential talent, following a surprise fall in unemployment figures.   In a speech to Parliament’s Policy Exchange committee, Grayling said Britain’s small firms should take on school leavers rather than established workers from abroad. “It’s easy to hire someone from Eastern Europe with five years’ experience,” he said. “But those who look closer to home find gems too — turning round the lives of somebody from a poor background, given no real opportunity in life — and end up with a model employee as a result. So we should give these young people a chance.” New Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures revealed that between Decembe... »