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UK companies face difficulties finding staff as Brexit causes drop of job-seekers

UK firms are having a hard time recruiting employees as the number of people applying for jobs falls in Britain because of Brexit. The number of available applicants went down the biggest in 18 months in July, as a survey showed.

Brexit situation puts obstacles for companies trying to hire workers as many EU nationals are going away from the UK. Especially London is having troubles finding people for permanent jobs, it goes much slower than in other regions of Britain.

REC’s CEO K. Green said that the importance of the European Union for companies seeking staff is impossible to ignore, and if the objective is to keep labour market in good condition, the employers should be provided with the environment making it easier, not harder, to recruit needed workers.

He also said that firms are not only hitting a bump in the road looking for the best and the most talented but also trying to find staff for blue-collar jobs.

A study by Deloitte conducted this year revealed that 38% of low-skilled EU nationals are thinking of leaving UK companies, this tendency can have a detrimental effect on various industries like public services or small businesses.


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