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More Manx workers being employed

Tue, 20 Jan 2015


More Manx workers are being employed on the Isle of Man - with a drop in the number of work permits being approved.

Last year around 4,000 were signed off - that's down from 13,000 in 2003.

The Department of Economic Development says it will also take a robust approach to deal with anyone flouting employment laws.

Inspectors recently prosecuted an Indian restaurant in Ramsey for employing people without permits.

Minister Laurence Skelly says it's important to put local workers first:

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