Wednesday, November 12, 2008

U.K. Government-Approved Occupation Shortage List

The U.K.'s Ministry of Borders and Immigration has decided what market shortages exist in thier domain, and what they will need more of in the future from immigrants. Find the complete report here. Philippe Legrain provides the highlights (I resist the temptation to Americanize the spelling):

  • sheep shearers (but only if they hold the British Wool Marketing Board bronze medal or equivalent);
  • frozen fish filleters (but only in Scotland);
  • theatre nurses (but not midwives);
  • veterinary surgeons (but not other veterinarians);
  • chefs (but only those paid at least £8.10 an hour);
  • ballet dancers (but not choreographers, or other dancers).

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