Skills Bootcamps to Address Workforce Shortages from Immigration Changes

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Skills bootcamps will focus on sectors with staff shortages due to tighter immigration rules, according to work and pensions secretary Mel Stride. A new government taskforce aims to address recruitment in areas like construction, care, and hospitality, viewing new visa rules as an opportunity for UK jobseekers to fill roles previously held by overseas workers. The taskforce seeks to replicate past initiatives like those used for HGV driver shortages in 2021. Although bootcamps are free for unemployed adults over 19, the government is considering incentives and targeted funding to boost participation. However, specific plans have not yet been detailed. Click here for more.