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Pretty Vacant: Lack Of Skilled Labour

by | 14th, May 2007

COMPANIES in Britain are struggling to fill all their job vacancies, according to a report in the Guardian.

A survey by the snappily monikered Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and accountants KPMG found that 48% of employers are anticipating recruitment problems in the current quarter, a rise of two percentage points on the previous term.

While increased immigration has provided a healthy supply of labour in recent years, a number of white-collar industries are starting to struggle to fill all their vacancies.

The report also predicts pay rises will remain modest for the moment although the threat of higher pay inflation has increased.

So hold off on asking your boss for a raise.

Posted: 14th, May 2007 | In: Money Comment | TrackBack | Permalink