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Miliband misunderstands role of recruiters - REC

Miliband misunderstands role of recruiters - REC

Responding to Labour leader Ed Miliband’s comment that he wants to “ban recruitment agencies which use only foreign workers at the expense of local talent" the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s Director of Policy and Professional Services Tom Hadley says:

“Ed Miliband’s comments about recruitment agencies today show a fundamental lack of understanding of the labour market. Agencies are there to help employers find the best workers available and willing to take up the job vacancies they need to fill. Recruiters don’t drive demand, they respond to employers’ needs and do not exclude candidates from being put forward for a job on the basis of their nationality.

“The real debate we need to be having is about how we build up the skills base in this country and encourage the widest range of jobseekers to consider jobs and careers in sectors where there is demand.”

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