Tight employment market helps boost low pay workers

Staff shortages are forcing employers to increase salaries for low paid employees, according to a report released today by Incomes Data Services.

The pay consultants claim that bar staff, hairdressers and nursery teachers are still earning less than £200 a week. But, with unemployment at its lowest for 20 years, these employers are suffering from staff shortages.

The report, which looks at full time work, claims that almost two thirds of all staff have weekly earnings before tax of less than £411 (£21,370 a year).

www.incomesdata.co.uk

By Mike Broad

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