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Employers warn of widening skills shortage

BBC – Sean Coughlan

“An increasing number of UK employers are worried that they will not be able recruit enough high-skilled employees, according to an annual CBI survey. The survey of 500 employers found 69% were concerned about not being able to find enough highly-skilled staff, compared with 55% last year. The report showed that demand for low-skilled workers would continue to fall. Tackling this skills gap has become a “top business priority”, said CBI deputy director general Josh Hardie. The survey says this could become even more difficult after the decision to leave the European Union. “Not only will we have our existing UK skills shortages to address, but potentially reduced access to migrant skills will also impact businesses,” says the CBI’s report on the survey results.”(more)

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