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Midlands Report on Jobs

The latest Midlands Report on Jobs has just been released.


The Report is unique in providing the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market and provides a real insight into the jobs market.


Kevin Green, the CEO of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation said "In all parts of the UK recruiters are reporting increasing demand, so clearly businesses continue to seek growth in their workforces."

“The main concern as we look forward to 2017 is an increasing skills shortage. The UK employment rate is at a record high and jobs are going unfilled in key areas. We need engineers to deliver infrastructure projects, carers and nurses to look after our aging population, teachers to educate our young people, and right now we are short of warehouse workers, drivers and chefs to meet demand over Christmas.

“In the longer term, improving hiring and training of young people via apprenticeships will help to ensure that employers develop a pipeline of people with the required skills. But there is an immediate need which must be met now so that businesses can thrive.

“Talent shortages will be exacerbated if the government imposes restrictions on people coming to the UK from abroad. This might result in businesses considering options such as offshoring or relocation abroad; this is a risk we cannot afford.


Posted on Friday Dec 9