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KPMG: London facing skilled staff crisis

Three-quarters of businesses in capital struggling to find skilled staff

The latest CBI/KPMG
London Business Survey
has revealed that three-quarters (74%) of
London businesses have had
problems finding skilled staff.

This is a marked increase on the three-fifths (61%) who reported similar
problems a a year ago and less than half (49%) in January 2005.

Furthermore, four-fifths (81%) of the capital’s employers expect to encounter
further shortages over the next six months.

Ian
Barlow, KPMG London office senior partner
, said: ‘The skills shortage in
London continues to deteriorate yet London has the highest unemployment rate of
any English region. We need a combination of measures to fix this.’

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