Jobseekers 'losing out to European workers'

22-03-2009

Jobseekers 'losing out to European workers'
Some jobseekers are being rejected by employers in favour of eastern European workers, a new report has revealed.

The document by Centre for Cities claims that people in the UK are now opting for low-paid, low-status jobs as unemployment rises in the country,

However, many managers are favouring eastern European immigrants as they believe them to be more reliable, punctual and motivated.

The report also detailed evidence of some recruitment agencies operating an 'immigrants only' policy.

Dermot Finch, director of Centre for Cities, said that previously, immigrants have filled skills shortages and helped firms to develop.

However, "the recession is now starting to change the dynamic between the east European migrants and local labour markets", he added.

Meanwhile, research conducted for the Recruitment and Employment Federation by Markit Economics and KPMG discovered that some employers are 'forcing out' older workers and replacing them with younger people on lower wages.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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