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British Skills Shortage

by | 5th, July 2007

TOO many immigrants. Not enough. But lots of recuitrment agents:

Michael Page International benefited from continuing staff shortages and the widening skills gap to post sharply higher second quarter gross profits across its white-collar recruitment business on Thursday.

Group gross profit rose 38.4 per cent to £121m in the second quarter of the year, making the increase for the first half of the year 36 per cent to £226.5m.

Steve Ingham, chief executive, said “there is clearly a continuing strong demand for talent throughout the globe.” Looking forward he said, “if there is a slowdown, we’re not seeing it.” Each division had accelerated gross profit growth in the second quarter, he said.

Agents. Estate. Recuitement. Orange…



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