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Last Published  29 September 2014

Downloadable CIPD policy report on the impact of EU labour on the UK workforce.

The growth of EU labour - assessing the impact on the UK labour marketew Component

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Last Published: 29 Sep 2014
This report aims to inform the debate about the impact of the increase in EU migrant workers on the UK labour market, and particularly on young UK-born workers. Although there is evidence of a more competitive labour market for young people seeking low-skilled, entry-level roles, our research has found that employers that hire migrant workers are also more likely to offer work experience, internships and apprenticeships – initiatives to help tackle the issue of youth unemployment. Employers who have turned to EU migrants to fill vacancies in recent years say they have done so because these recruits have brought the experience and commitment needed to support growth.