UK firms struggle to find employees – even before Brexit bites

Snapshot of the jobs market by Recruitment and Employment Confederation finds there are fewer people available to fill vacancies

Employers in the UK are struggling to fill vacancies after the sharpest drop for more than a year in the number of available candidates, according to a report that points to more recruitment difficulties ahead once Brexit bites.

Even before the potential restrictions on immigrants once the UK leaves the EU, firms are reporting skills shortages across a range of more than 60 roles, including engineers, IT specialists, care workers and accountants.

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