UK Recruiters Blame Brexit as Staff Shortage Worsens
London: A shortage of staff for British employers worsened in July, hurt by the departure of European Union workers after last year’s Brexit vote, a group representing recruitment agencies said on Tuesday. T he Re c r u it ment a nd Employment Confederation (REC) said the availability of staff overall suffered its biggest fall last month in a year and a half. “The parts of the economy most reliant on European workers are under even more pressure as many EU workers return home,” REC chief executive Kevin Green said.
“Employers are not just struggling to hire the brightest and best, but also people to fill roles such as chefs, drivers and warehouse workers.” London in particular was feeling the strain, with hiring growing at a slower pace than anywhere else in Britain. “F i n a nci a l s e r v i c e s , a c r uci a l pa r t of t he London labour market, are not hiring in their usual quantity as the uncertainty caused by Brexit makes them hesitant,” Green said.
London was feeling the strain with hiring growing at a slower pace than anywhere else in Britain