Migrant workers are 'vital'


Migrant workers are 'vital'
Migrant workers are an essential force in tackling the skills crisis, one worker has said.

Acting chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) Helen Reynolds has warned that although there has been a lot of negative press about migrant workers, they are vital to the UK economy.

"If the current skills shortage is to be met, it is vital, at least in the short-term that we continue to source overseas workers from the EU and beyond," she said.

She added: "Immigration is an essential component of the modern jobs market."

Her comments follow the release of the Report on Jobs survey by the REC and KPMG, which shows that permanent employment growth has slowed but the skills shortage has meant staff salaries are continuing to increase.

Ms Reynolds noted that it is "imperative" the value of overseas workers is recognised.

Recent figures from the REC revealed that the recruitment industry hit a record turnover of £26.7 billion over 2006/7.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.

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