KPMG: London facing skilled staff crisis
Three-quarters of businesses in capital struggling to find 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.
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.’