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  • June 30, 2017

    British summer fruits industry at risk of staff shortage post-Brexit

    The number of seasonal workers coming to the UK in 2017 has already fallen by 17%, attributed to a lack of clarity on the future for EU workers and a drop in the value of the pound since last year’s Brexit vote.
    The number of seasonal workers coming to the UK in 2017 has already fallen by 17%, attributed to a lack of clarity on the future for EU workers and a drop in the value of the pound since last year’s Brexit vote.
  • Nearly 80% of prisoners are interested in starting their own business

    A new report by the think tank The Centre for Entrepreneurs has suggested that helping ex-prisoners set up their own business could reduce reoffending.
    A new report by the think tank The Centre for Entrepreneurs has suggested that helping ex-prisoners set up their own business could reduce reoffending.
  • June 26, 2017

    New generation of Japanese workers choose a job for life

    Japanese millennials are increasingly opting for a job for life over moving employers regularly, potentially undermining the Bank of Japan’s efforts to stoke inflation and growth.
    Japanese millennials are increasingly opting for a job for life over moving employers regularly, potentially undermining the Bank of Japan’s efforts to stoke inflation and growth.
  • June 23, 2017

    New Zealand net migration figures hit record high

    Annual net migration reached a new high in New Zealand in the year leading up to May 2017, according to figures released by Statistics New Zealand.

    Annual net migration reached a new high in New Zealand in the year leading up to May 2017, according to figures released by Statistics New Zealand.

  • New EU focus on refugee labor market integration

    Marking World Refugee Day yesterday, The EU Commission launched a skills match tool for refugees and third country nationals.

    Marking World Refugee Day yesterday, The EU Commission launched a skills match tool for refugees and third country nationals.

  • June 16, 2017

    UK businesses faced with staff shortages after Brexit vote

    A slowdown in the inflow of EU workers following the UK’s Brexit vote last June is already putting strain on UK employers, according to the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) survey.
    A slowdown in the inflow of EU workers following the UK’s Brexit vote last June is already putting strain on UK employers, according to the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) survey.
  • Brexit: Record number of Brits become German citizens

    A record number of Britons have become German citizens as a direct consequence of last year’s Brexit referendum, says Germany’s federal statistics office (Destatis).
    A record number of Britons have become German citizens as a direct consequence of last year’s Brexit referendum, says Germany’s federal statistics office (Destatis).
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