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Minister seeks ICT and e-business work permit exemptions

Fri, 05 Feb 2016


Should the ICT and e-business industries be exempt from work permit legislation?

That's the question the Minister for Economic Development is moving for answer in Tynwald next week - he says there's no talent on the Island to fill the roles.

Around 100 workers need to be recruited in the fast growing sector every year - it currently employs around 1,700 people.

Laurence Skelly hopes to find support in the short-term - which would be alleviated by the introduction of a planned technology university: 

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