Migrant Labour

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Analytical report writing: Migrant labour

In business and economics, migrant labour usually means: casual and unskilled workers who move about systematically from one region to another offering their services.

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Post-Brexit immigration systems and the impact on skills supply

Source: Marangozov, R. (2016, October 7). Post-Brexit immigration systems and the impact on skills supply. Institute for Employment Studies. Retrieved from, youtu.be/GKlYn0CoJH8
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ˈmʌɪɡr(ə)nt [noun]
— a person who moves from one place to another in order to find work or better living conditions.
— synonyms: immigrant, expatriate, expat.


rɪˈmɪt(ə)ns [noun]
— the action of sending money in payment or as a gift.
— “Most mirgants in the UAE send money back to their home countries in the form of monthly remittance payments.”


Emiratisation [noun]
— Emiratisation is an initiative by the government of the United Arab Emirates to employ its citizens in a meaningful and efficient manner in the public and private sectors.


kafala system
نظام الكفالة [noun]
— The kafala system is used to monitor migrant laborers, working primarily in the construction and domestic sectors, of the Arabian Gulf.