Independent report

Identifying skilled occupations: labour market shortages

Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) report on how migration can help to fill labour shortages.


Identifying skilled occupations where migration can sensibly help to fill labour shortages: February 2008

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This report looks at what methods of investigation the MAC uses to assess how migration can help to fill labour shortages and the next steps for the committee’s first shortage occupation list.

Published 1 February 2008