Sunday, 10 June 2007

UK: Migrant staff not here for life, warns expert

Hospitality operators face a worsening skills crisis as eastern European workers start returning home, a recruitment expert has warned.
Many Poles, Czechs and Slovaks see a stint working in the UK as a three-year project and will soon be leaving the country, according to Niall Keyes, managing director of Grafton Recruitment.

He warned that the hospitality sector must no longer rely on eastern European migrants to fill positions, as levels will soon start falling.
The Government estimates that 120,000 eastern Europeans have entered the UK to work in hospitality since EU expansion in 2004, with more than a quarter (27%) working in London. [Read more]

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