Brexit Risks Leaving Economy ‘Critically Short’ of Workers, Warns Manpower

Filling construction jobs would be particularly hard after a vote for Brexit

by Peter Spence, Economics Correspondent

Detaching from the European Union could leave the British economy “critically short” of workers, leading recruitment company Manpower has warned.

Fears that a Brexit vote could result in a clamp down on migration, both from the EU, and from countries outside of it, have already begun to weigh on the hiring plans of major employers, Manpower said, with construction and healthcare most likely to be adversely affected.

The US-headquartered company said that the possible end of free movement that Brexit could entail would “make Britain less able to compete on the world stage”.

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