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Politics: Large enterprise ‘ignoring hundreds of thousands of Brits searching for full-time work as a result of they’ve EU migrants on faucet’

BIG enterprise was slammed for ignoring as much as 4 million “underemployed” Brits – as a result of they’ve a vast variety of EU staff on faucet.

Migration Watch mentioned corporations weren’t doing sufficient to rent British staff or tailor recruitment to native wants as a result of they know they’ll fly in folks from member states throughout the Continent.

Large enterprise ‘ignoring hundreds of thousands of ‘underemployed’ Brits as a result of they’ve EU migrants on faucet’
Migration Watch, chaired by Lord Inexperienced, pictured, says corporations aren’t doing sufficient to rent Brits and job figures are masking concern of part-time jobs

It claimed document job figures have been masking an enormous downside of Brits working part-time however wanting full-time roles, or these on shifts determined for longer hours or extra time.

There are almost 1.5 million unemployed Brits searching for work and obtainable for work, however an extra 2 million who need extra hours.

One other 214,000 desire a second job to make more money whereas 274,000 desire a new job with extra hours.

Migration Watch chair Lord Inexperienced mentioned: “For a lot too lengthy employers have been getting away with claiming that they can’t discover British staff.

Boris Johnson blasted two years in the past that firms had been ‘mainlining immigration like a drug’ for 25 years
Romanians arrive at Luton airport on 1 January 2014 – MP Keith Vaz welcomes Julian Barbat and Spirescu Victor

“The reality is that they’re merely not adjusting their working practices to satisfy the real wants of British staff as a result of they’ve a vast variety of EU staff on faucet.”

The Tory peer pointed to the instance of meals agency Greencore – who opened a sandwich manufacturing unit in Northampton 4 years in the past and crammed it with 300 workers from Hungary.

The blast got here 24 hours after job figures for March confirmed a document variety of Brits are in work – greater than 28 million. On the identical time, the UK has seen the primary annual fall within the variety of EU nationals in a job for eight years.

Two years in the past, International Secretary Boris Johnson accused enterprise chiefs of being hooked on international labour. In a barnstorming speech at Tory convention, he mentioned firms had been “mainlining immigration like a drug” for 25 years.

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