One of Spain’s semi-autonomous regions is making a bid to lure Scots green energy workers by offering tax breaks to re-locate despite Scotland already facing critical labour shortages.
Publicly funded Bizkaia Talent aims to attract workers to the Basque Country of Spain while knowing that Scotland is facing “critical labour shortages” in the green energy industry that “threaten the industry’s future”.
The not-for-profit body, which is funded by the provincial government of Biscay and the Basque Government said it is particularly targeting green talent among what it says is the 25,000 Spanish nationals in Scotland but was open to all. It comes as concerns grow about a skills gap in producing supporting Scotland’s green energy revolution.
Scotland has produced only around a tenth of the offshore wind jobs forecast by ministers as it aimed to make the country the green energy capital of Europe.…/23957586.spanish…/

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