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Migration for Employment

Bilateral Agreements at a Crossroads

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This report opens with an overview of bilateral agreements and other forms of labour recruitment of foreigners in several OECD countries (Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States) as well as in the Philippines and Romania.  It then has a series of chapters describing the management and implementation of these practices and analysing the impact of these agreements on labour markets, economic development and migration policies of both sending and receiving countries.  It also examines the prospects for this type of migration. The Annex lists the principal agreements signed by OECD countries, by type of recruitment scheme (e.g. seasonal, contract workers, trainees and guest workers).

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Labour Recruitment for Skill Shortages int he United Kingdom

Since 1998, the government of the United Kingdom has been actively reviewing its policies towards labour migration, principally to deal with shortages of skills and labour in the labour market. In 1998, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) published its Competitiveness White Paper (formally known as Our Competitive Future: Building the Knowledge Driven Economy). One of the conclusions of the report was to examine...

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