Warning against employment xenophobia

March 26, 2009

An outfit called the Productive Economy Council is sounding a warning against sending migrant workers back home as firms reduce staff numbers.

Just what influence the council wields is open to conjecture, and it is probably pissing in the wind. There are strong feelings on this one – a groundswell of xenophobia, you might say, as jobs become harder to hold on to and find.

But the council makes sense when it says the government needs to think carefully before deciding to limit temporary work visas for skilled migrants or interfere with the retention decisions of companies.
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