UK employers hiring low-skilled EU migrants
United Kingdom, 15th March: An increased number of UK employers are hiring low-skilled migrants from the EU to work in the UK.
This is being done by the UK employers in an attempt to fill widening gaps in the UK employment market
Immigrants hiring to fill UK jobs—Low-skilled UK jobs are being filled increasingly by hiring EU migrants. It seems UK employers are doing even as the native Britons are struggling to get jobs in Britain. This has been highlighted by a recent study.
The survey by CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) involving 1,000 employers in the UK reveals that nearly one-third of public sector organizations and businesses are hiring EU migrants for low-skilled work in the UK. And this is being done by taking services of specialist recruitment firms.
UK employers are offering low-skilled employment to migrants from the EU, findings of a recent study show.
EU migrants considered suitable over Britons—Talking of the reasons behind a preference for EU migrants over native UK workers, it appears that employers consider EU migrants more suitable than native Britons for low-skilled jobs in the UK.
This has been affirmed by the study findings. Titled ‘The State of Migration: Employment Migrant Workers’, the report says such practices are going on even as the UK government has been taking all steps to restrict inflow of migrants from Bulgaria and Romania into the UK.
The UK government is concerned over the rush of migrants from EU member nations next year when Bulgaria and Romania gain full-fledged membership of the EU (European Union)
. Among the reasons behind preference to EU migrants over British workers by UK employers include better work skills, work ethics and readiness to work antisocial hours. Meanwhile, the report maintains that special bonuses are also offered to employees for referring their friends and relatives for working in the UK by their employers.
And recruitment of EU migrants is being carried out by getting the services of specialist recruitment firms. All such factors are proving to be a disadvantage for the British workers, the study maintains.
Increased formal training opportunities, better employment conditions—Among the recommendations by the study for solving this problem include more opportunities of formal training especially apprenticeships along with special focus on better employment conditions(like pay, job position etc.).
Such moves can help in bridging the gap between young British workers and employers in the UK.