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Digital Start-Up Proodle Solutions Earn a Triple Win at the Ingenuity19 Competition

Proodle Solutions, a start-up digital business that has built a unique platform to boost universities’ international student recruitment efforts, scooped three major awards at the Ingenuity19 Competition worth £9,500

12 Jun

Number of people in work continues to rise across the region

The number of people in work across the East Midlands rose in the three months to the end of April compared to the previous quarter according to figures released this morning.

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Skills-based immigration policy should ease employers’ concerns

Prime Minister Theresa May’s announced plans for a skills-based immigration policy post-Brexit will go some way to easing employers concerns, says East Midlands Chamber*.

Scott Knowles, Chief Executive at the Chamber, said: “One of the big fears throughout the Brexit process has been that Britain could lose easy access to skilled workers from the EU. Although we are still awaiting the detailed report, we are sure our members will broadly welcome news that immigration post-Brexit will be skills based.

“The test will be whether the new rules will let businesses access skills and talent quickly and easily. Many firms will still be worried about the potential for increased red tape and bureaucracy for job applicants.

“Government must work with business on a phased approach to change so that companies of all sizes and across all sectors can continue to recruit and invest with confidence.”

*East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire)


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