The Chief Executive of the well known pizza chain is told to pay his staff higher wages, after he admitted he struggled to fill up to one thousand job vacancies since the recent changes to the UK’s immigration laws. The government’s Immigration minister has advised that if the chain wants to hire more employees they will need to seriously consider increasing the wages they offer staff. The law isn’t going to simply be altered to allow the pizza chain to continue offering a low rate of pay to employees.
The company has found it considerably difficult to find staff for some of their stores, particularly around London and in the South East of England. Bosses have found that problems lie in attracting job seekers to apply for their pizza shop vacancies. It’s been questioned that if the company has so many jobs to advertise and there are plenty of people job seeking, then perhaps the business needs to reconsider it’s recruitment methods and staff salary packages.
Some have argued that the company is focusing too much on employing unskilled workers from other European countries, instead of on attracting job seekers in the UK by altering the job package on offer. The business currently employs up over 20,000 staff in the UK and has over 600 stores up and down the country.