Foreign advert ban puts British workers first
Britain is planning to ban advertising jobs overseas due to economic meltdown, a process which could hit foreign professionals aspiring for employment opportunities in UK.
The government is mulling an idea to ensure that existing jobs go to British workers. The employers are being forced to notify vacancies in employment agencies within Britain to prioritise local candidates.
Every day, thousands of jobs are being cut across the sectors in Britain. Official figures suggest that unemployment figures is reaching the 2 million mark, for the first time since the mid-1990s.
British Officials believe that the change will curb the number of migrants coming to Britain, because they will not be able to obtain a work visa without having a specific job offer.
Employers will be prevented from advertising jobs overseas under plans being drawn up to ensure that British workers fill vacancies during the recession.
The latest unemployment figures, published on Wednesday, will show that the number of people out of work has risen to two million for the first since the mid-Nineties. Ministers want British workers to get priority for the half-million jobs that are still available.
Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, is changing the rules to force thousands of nursing, primary teaching, hotel management and other “skilled migrant” jobs to be advertised in Jobcentre Plus.
Companies that break the new rules could have their licence to employ non-EU migrants revoked and face fines of up to £10,000 for each illegal employee on their staff.