Research details

Attracting talent: the role of migrant workers in the Yorkshire and Humber labour market

Author[s] Experian

Date 2006



To explore migration trends affecting Yorkshire and Humber and the role that migrant workers have in addressing skills shortages and gaps and employer interventions in this area.


The report is based on analysis of official data sources including National Insurance registration and the Labour Force Survey; other Experian data sources; and consultations with key commentators.

Key issues

The report addresses migration in Yorkshire and Humber and the need for migrant workers in the future. Available statistics are used to describe numbers of migrant workers and sectors of employment in relation to recruitment issues. Processes used by employers to recruit overseas workers are outlined. The report then reflects on the prospects for the working age population, and what skills shortages migrant workers might be required to fill in the future.

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Yorkshire Forward, Leeds

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