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Ed Miliband needs to stop demonising the recruitment industry, says the REC

Ed Miliband needs to stop demonising the recruitment industry, says the REC

In response to Ed Miliband’s speech at the Labour Party conference where he accused recruitment agencies of hiring exclusively from overseas and discriminating against UK job seekers, REC CEO Kevin Green said “This is the third time we have heard him say this about our sector and it is simply not true. We have asked for the evidence and nothing has been produced. Rather than engaging in name calling politics, Labour should be building relationships with key business sectors, especially one that focuses on getting people into work.

“Employers and the recruiters that help them have to look to the EU and beyond to source the skills they so desperately need. Politicians should do more to support UK businesses who are keen to hire staff rather than adding further red tape.

“Ed Miliband should focus less on demonising the recruitment industry and more on how we should train and invest in our young people so that they are better placed to get the jobs available.”

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