Employers filed 22,054 requests for workers with the Employment Service in June, a nearly identical number to the 22,057 requests received in June 2005, the service said Monday. For the first six months of the year, the service received 21,151 requests on average each month, up from 20,651 for the whole of 2005 and 16,880 in 2004.
Of the requests in June, 11,284 were for skilled workers and 10,770 were for unskilled workers. Of requests for skilled workers, 25% were for employees in sales and services, 14% for clerical staff, 7% for workers with academic training, 7% for free trades and technical professions, 1% for managers, 1% for agricultural professionals and the remaining 45% for skilled workers in industry, construction and other fields.
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