The boss of pizza delivery giant Domino's should "pay his staff a little more", the U.K.'s immigration minister said, after the chain's head complained that immigration laws were making it hard to fill jobs Britons won't apply for.
Chief executive of Domino's Lance Batchelor, who is quitting his role next year, said he had been unable fill 1,000 jobs due to a shortage of labor in the U.K. caused by tighter immigration rules and Britons not wanting the work.
"We're struggling to get enough employees. Since the immigration laws were tightened up two or three years ago, we are finding it harder and harder to hire staff, especially in London and the South East," Batchelor told the London Evening Standard newspaper.
"People who would have worked here a few years ago now don't want these jobs. We could fill 1,000 jobs across the U.K. tomorrow if we could get candidates to apply for them."
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But immigration minister Mark Harper hit back at the Domino's chief, saying Batchelor should boost his workers' wages to attract more people.
Domino's was not available for comment.