The United Kingdom is leaving the EU and this decision is a big problem for some British E-Commerce Companies. The retailers are complaining how hard it is for them to find staff.
The negotiation between the United Kingdom and the EU about their withdrawal from the European Union is in full swing. It will probably take another couple of years before the full Brexit, but the British online retailers are already struggling with the consequences, as it is much harder now to find staff for their warehouses. One of these companies is Everything5Pounds. Robert Kulawik, the COO, told the Business Insider in an interview, it is "very difficult” to find staff for their warehouse in Essex, Ecommerce News has written. “I’d hire 100 people today if you’ve got them. There is not sufficient labor around… The fact that Brexit is a yes scared a lot of European migrants from coming”, he said. The fashion retailer is now recruiting totally British.
Biggest Fall in Availability of Workers
The department store Morley’s is also affected by the signs of the Brexit Vote. Even though the retailer isn't suffering from a whole lot of vacancies, they still have difficulties filling job openings and it takes them longer to find good staff. Due to Brexit, the British companies are facing much more difficulties hiring new staff. The availability of workers is at a new low point, a recent study showed.
Kevin Green, the chief executive of Recruitment & Employment Confederation, stressed how important it is to make it easier for employers to find the staff they need. “We can’t ignore the importance of our relationship with the EU to employers. If we want to keep our jobs market successful and vibrant, we must make it easier, not harder, for employers to access the people they need.”