Northern Ireland textile industry suffers skills shortage - 9.09

November 2004
WSA: Performance & Sports Materials;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p8
According to a recent survey published by Skillfast-UK, the textile industry in Northern Ireland is growing steadily but suffers from a shortage of skilled workers. The shortage has been attributed to the closure of several large textile companies in the province. The skills shortage is critical given that the industry workforce is ageing and heading for retirement, leaving hard-to-fill vacancies.


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