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Work permit figures revealed after training concerns

Fri, 20 May 2016


There are more than 3,500 people in employment on the Isle of Man who have a work permit.
 
That's according to the Economic Development Minister who revealed the numbers in Tynwald this week. 
 
It was also confirmed there are a wide range of exemptions in place for temporary, intermittent and permanent posts - meaning people working under a permit in some areas don't have to report it. 
 
Laurence Skelly also responded to concerns that local businesses aren't investing in training or on-Island staff because of the ease of securing a permit for an employee from elsewhere:

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