UK 'could lose jobs overseas because workers lack skills and literacy is stagnating'

ighly skilled jobs and industries are at risk because British staff lack the crucial training needed to keep up in an era of intense global competition, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has warned.


Specialised workers across the world work together on individual products as part of global supply chains, the OECD said, meaning jobs are more exposed than ever to outsourcing.


Britain is particularly open to the world, but a lack of training and skills means the workforce is not particularly specialised and could lose its edge in high-tech sectors, with jobs disappearing as a result.


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