UK short of homegrown lab technicians, other skilled workers, Johnson says

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts outside 10 Downing Street during the Clap for our Carers campaign in support of the NHS, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain

Britain has a shortage of homegrown lab technicians and other skilled workers including in construction, engineering and information technology, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday as he announced new measures to boost skills.

“We have to face the fact that at this moment, when we need them so much, there is a shortage of UK-trained lab technicians, just as there is a shortage of so many crucial skills,” Johnson said in a speech.

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