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UK needs skilled migrants


Lords calling for caps on immigration should wake up to the realities of recruiting in the UK, according to recuitment specialist, Resourcing Solutions.

Employers have offered widespread support for the Government’s skilled migrants points system.

But a House of Lords paliamentary committee has called for a cap on migration

Richard Lawrance, managing director, Resourcing Solutions, said any policy decision should take note of industry’s unanimous call for more skilled workers to be allowed to come to the UK

“Throughout the construction, engineering and transportation industries, we are seeing a massive shortfall in the numbers of skilled workers," he said.

“We all understand that we live on a small island, but allowing free movement of all workers inside the European Union, and then limiting the numbers of skilled workers from outside will neither solve immigration concerns or help industry. There are currently large pools of highly skilled workers from India and South Africa, for example, who are making outstanding contributions to UK industry. In order to make the 2012 Olympics as spectacular as we all hope the UK needs as many skilled workers as possible regardless of where they come from."


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