The skills gap

YOUR feature on Eastern European immigrants (September 7) made my blood boil. They are taking jobs from British people. There is high unemployment in this region and they have made the situation much worse. Many employers find that when they advertise th

YOUR feature on Eastern European immigrants (September 7) made my blood boil.

They are taking jobs from British people. There is high unemployment in this region and they have made the situation much worse.

Many employers find that when they advertise they are swamped with applications because there are so few vacancies, especially for young people.

We are told that the immigrants are filling a skills gap. How did they obtain those skills? They, or people in their home countries, paid for that training and now our businesses are stealing that investment.


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For every immigrant employed, firms should be required by law to train a British person in the same skill.

M T KING, Ansley Way, St Ives

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