About five years ago, on June 24, 2016, the British were called to the polls to vote for the UK to leave the EU. One way to celebrate this fifth anniversary is the search engine In fact Since the divorce between the two parties, he has analyzed the platform search for jobs in the UK by foreign workers from the EU.
The findings show a clear downward trend in job search in the UK among citizens of 27 member countries. Although interest in jobs in the UK waned by 2020 due to the Covid-19 epidemic, studies by non-EU citizens have since returned to pre-epidemic levels, and vice versa. The interest of EU citizens.
According to website numbers In fact, UK job searches for EU applicants fell by an average of 36 per cent in May 2019 and by 45 per cent from 2016, the year of the poll. Looking at the demand for low-wage jobs such as hotels, healthcare and warehouses – most affected by the post-Brexit immigration rules – the fall is even higher, up to 41 percent.
Companies are struggling to find workers
Companies are struggling to find enough workers to fill the growing vacancies as the UK economy reopens after being jailed for fighting the Covid-19 epidemic. For high-paying jobs, technology, finance, medicine, engineering, the platform In fact Estimates that low demand from EU residents can be met by the interest of non-EU citizens. According to the site data, the number of clicks on high-paying jobs in the UK by non-EU citizens has increased by 39 per cent.
This does not apply to low-wage jobs, where demand among citizens outside the 27 member states has increased by only 12 percent, which is not enough to fill all the vacancies.
In the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis, a shortage of foreign workers could slow down the UK’s economic recovery and increase the cost of goods and services as labor shortages force companies to pay higher wages.
“Low-income jobs do not receive the same attention from foreign workers as they did two years ago. This means domestic workers may be forced to fill in gaps.“, Explained Jack Kennedy, a British economist In fact, The newspaper quoted Defender.
“However, as many sectors, including hospitality, are already struggling to recruit all the staff they need, it is necessary to charge higher wages to attract UK workers to fill these roles,” Kennedy added.