Foreign workers ‘have a positive impact’ on economy

Posted on: 07.01.2010    11:04:26

A new poll has revealed that the majority of companies believe foreign workers have a positive impact on the UK economy.

The survey, which was conducted by Western Union, showed that 76 per cent of the 501 polled firms think that skilled staff from overseas can enhance a company’s output and have a significant effect on the country’s financial stability.

As well as this, almost three-quarters agree that foreign workers provide competitive advantages, with the majority of companies which currently employ overseas staff planning on hiring more after the recession.

Hikmet Ersek, Western Union chief operating officer, commented: “While economic insecurity is putting politicians under pressure to protect jobs for locals, it is clear that business leaders still see an open economy with economic migration as essential to drive the recovery.”

Meanwhile, Lisette Howlett, managing director of online resource, recently said that European recruitment agencies which are attentive to the needs of an employer are more likely to be successful when coming out of the recession.


Author: Chris Slay

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