A recent labour market survey commissioned by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and KPMG shows that the recession has not dampened demand for migrant workers.
Around one in five (19%) employers recruited migrant workers in the final three months of 2009. The demand for migrant labour was highest in healthcare (37%) and further and higher education (39%).
Among those employers that recruited migrant labour, more than three-quarters of healthcare (77%) and further and higher education (73%) organisations primarily hired highly skilled migrant workers.
Gerwyn Davies, the report’s author and public policy adviser, comments: “Despite rising unemployment, employers are still struggling to recruit the people they need and we are turning abroad to plug the gap.
“Through a combination of recruiting migrant workers to fill UK vacancies, or outsourcing work to locations abroad, employers are looking to strike the right balance between the skills for the job and the cost reductions needed to meet budget targets.”
As the above statistics suggest, public sector employers are more likely to hire migrant workers than private sector employers (24% compared to 15%).
However, only 7% of employers are planning to recruit migrant labour during the first quarter of 2010.
** UK Immigration Law – Additional Information & Advice **
Read more about UK immigration law on FindLaw. Alternatively, you may prefer to speak with an immigration law solicitor. You can find a solicitor specialising in this field locally for free via solicitor matching services, which can also help you to understand the best course of action for your situation and whether you are even ready to hire a solicitor.
You may also like:
- Legal Aid: New report shows rise in DIY defence since…
- Health and Safety: Alton Towers owner pleads guilty to health…
- Guest Blog: Cohabiting couples, their rights and the common law…
- International: Virginia governor overturns law to allow convicted criminals to…
- Law and government: Councils appeal for increased powers to limit…
If you cannot find what you are looking for on Findlaw.co.uk please let us know by contacting us at: email@example.com.
Furthermore, please be aware that while we attempt to ensure all our information is as up-to-date and relevant as possible occasionally some our articles may no longer be accurate.