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12May94 UK: EDITORIAL - SKILLS CUTS NEVER HEAL.

The Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors reports a welcome, though 'relatively small', increase in activity among members. And it says some companies are already reporting difficulties in obtaining skilled workers.That such a small increase in workload should already be generating skills shortages is, says director-general John Hackett, 'rather a strange position'. Strange indeed. Even worrying. But not unexpected.At the peak of the last boom - and in all previous booms - contractors ...

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