REC response to Miliband speech
Responding to Labour leader Ed Miliband’s speech to Labour party conference in Manchester today, REC CEO Kevin Green says:
“Ed Miliband’s focus on apprenticeships, training and vocational education is very welcome. To maximise the UK’s talent pool we need an education system that delivers both for young people and the wider economy. 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 is one of the most pressing issues Britain faces.
“But in his remarks about recruiters Ed Miliband exposed his fundamental misunderstanding of how our industry and the UK’s labour market works. Recruiters do not exclude candidates from job opportunities on the basis of their nationality. Recruiters are there to help employers find the best workers available and willing to take up the job vacancies they need to fill.”