Do skilled workers grow on trees?

I get really fed up when I see headlines such as one to be found on today's BBC's news website.

Just dwell for a second on the title - Skilled workers 'harder to find'.

Ask yourself, do workers grow on trees? Are they brought into the world by a stork?

Ultimately, for me anyway, it suggests British employers expect to be able to take on work, sometimes requiring very high levels of skill, sometimes requiring moderate levels of skill but in plentiful supply, and then expect to be able to click their fingers and expect workers to appear in their droves willing to work for average wages and be treated like some sort of liability.

Workers need training and in the main only employers can provide the training in the first place.

Employers - stop moaning and get your own house in order before criticising every but yourselves.

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