Considering the first labor shortage since the Corona crisis, the British Chamber of Commerce has spoken out in support of the CBI easing stricter immigration rules. In addition, the government must accelerate its training programs and, above all, ensure that more people who have previously been excluded from the labor market due to gender, race, origin or disability are integrated.
The CBI recommended a list of industries with a specific labor shortage. This makes it easier to recruit workers, especially overseas. Karan Pilimoria, president of the employers ‘union, said in a speech on Tuesday that by removing the corona restrictions expected on July 19, “we are seeing an increase in workers’ demand and we know that there are many companies that are having difficulty finding one.”
According to Pilimoria, many foreign workers have returned to their homeland during corona epidemics. Their absence is particularly painful in the hospitality, logistics and food industries. Some restaurants are no longer staffed and can no longer serve food, and freight forwarders can no longer find drivers.
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Especially Proxy Then there will be the migration of workers England Difficult, so Pilimoria. He questioned the British immigration system – it was a “barrier” to recruiting workers from outside the country to replace the expatriates.
According to logistics companies, labor shortages could have definite consequences for the UK supply. “Supermarkets are already reporting that they are not getting the grocery supplies they expect,” said Richard Burnett, president of the Road Towing Association (RHA). According to him, a total of about 100,000 additional drivers are missing. The reason: British companies have not had drivers since the Brexit era Romania, Poland And the Baltic states.