Business Breakfast: Employing Foreign Workers
MEA Events 24/09/2008 - 24/09/2008
On 24 September 2008, the Malta Employers’ Association organised a Business Breakfast with the theme Employing Foreign Workers.
The Maltese labour market is becoming more cosmopolitan in nature. Many employers are employing foreign workers and currently there are more than 7,000 registered foreigners working in Malta. This figure is higher than that for registered unemployed. Employers frequently resort to employing foreign employees because of labour and skills shortages in many sectors of the economy, and it is becoming clear that the input of foreign workers is becoming an important factor for sustained economic growth.
The employment of foreign workers is a multifaceted issue and the scope of this business breakfast was to address the main concerns facing employers when employing non-Maltese nationals.
Dr Charlotte Camilleri, Executive in EU & Legal Affairs, MEA gave a presentation on the Employment Legislation and Foreign Employees. Mr Raphael Scerri, Executive Employment Licence Unit at the Employment and Training Corporation gave a presentation on the procedure for employing foreign employees. Insp. Sandro Zarb, Police Inspector (Immigration), Police Department explained the role of the Police Department in processing applications for work permits. The Hon Minister John Dalli, Minister for Social Policy delivered the closing address.
During the business breakfast, employers were given the opportunity to put forward their questions and proposals for better systems for issuing work permits for foreigners to work in Malta.
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