Expert: British jobs for British workers is misleading

20-11-2007

Expert: British jobs for British workers is misleading
The government drive to create British jobs for British workers has been described as misleading by one expert.

According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), increased training provisions for young people is a welcome step in the right direction, but Dr John Philpott, the CIPD’s chief economist, has said that the British jobs initiative is not helpful to the economy.

"The government should make clear that its aim is to provide skills and jobs for the jobless in order to achieve full employment. If successful, this would limit the need for immigration at current levels," he said.

However, he added that foreign investment and foreign workers are important to the jobs market and such a nationalistic drive "at worst encourages racist and xenophobic elements in our society".

Dr Philpott also recently announced that the current employment market does not pose a risk to inflation, despite Office for National Statistics figures showing substantial increases in earnings and bonuses.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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