Skilled emigration workers got it tougher
It has been made clear this Monday that the UK government is tightening the screws on skilled overseas workers from non-European nations who are taking jobs in Britain and thus, leaving a large population of the native population unemployed. What the government is aiming at is to try and ease the unemployment rates soaring high in the heat of global economic downturn.
Home Secretary Alan Johnson said that the recommendations made by the Migration Advisory Committee were just recently accepted by him. The recommendations by the committee required higher standards on part of non-EU skilled workers under the new points based system of the UK. The decision is the latest one taken by the UK on the issue of immigration throughout the year.
Some of the measures which would be implemented would be the requirement to advertise jobs in Britain for at least four weeks prior to recruiting any foreign worker for the job. At present the same was just two weeks.
In addition to this, for immigrants who are willing to come to the UK to work will be required to suffice a qualifying period of one year, which is just six months at present. This would be the period immigrant workers will be required to wait before they can be considered for transfer to Britain.
In order to get qualified for working in Britain, overseas workers will be required to earn between seventeen thousand to twenty thousand pounds a year. Alan Johnson said that these changes will help recruit only those workers by businesses who will speed up the economy recovery.