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LearningWorks Gives Advice On Migrant Workers

25th September 2006

The issues surrounding the employment of migrant workers are the subject of this month's Hot Topic on LearningWorks, the Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) website dedicated to online training and learning.

LearningWorks explores the key issues employers should be aware of when employing migrant workers, with links to new information about work permits and the workers registration team. A list of frequently asked questions is provided, giving detailed information on the subjects of work permits, the workers registration scheme and the terms and condition which should apply to migrant workers.

The website also enables employers to post specific questions to an expert forum from the Scottish Executive Fresh Talent team.

In addition, migrant workers can use the website to access classes which will help improve their skills in the English language.

"The Highland and Islands have understandably been a big draw for many individuals seeking to live and work in Scotland," said Graham Young, LearningWorks manager at HIE. "LearningWorks provides access to all the information that is available on the subject, making it easier to keep abreast of the issues which will affect those businesses in the Highlands and Islands who have chosen to address their skills shortages by employing migrant workers."

Log on to www.learning-works.co.uk for further information.

 

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