Demystifying the Resident Labour Market Test: Everything You Should Know with UKGIC
The UK government requires employers to conduct a resident labour market test before hiring foreign workers on certain visas. This ensures that the job cannot be filled by a suitably qualified local worker. Employers must advertise the role in at least two mediums for a minimum of 28 days, including job details and application information. They must review all applications received and determine that no local candidate meets the requirements before offering the job to a foreign national. This protects the UK job market and ensures that employers hire foreign workers only when necessary.