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ISLAND council chiefs want to import Polish workers to staff a new
care home because there are not enough unemployed locals.

Orkney Islands Council have to fill 70 vacancies for the £6million

But the islands' booming economy has left them with one of the lowest
unemployment rates in the country.

In a population of 19,500, there are only 163 people out of work, 50
of them women.

The 40-bed home is needed to solve an accommodation crisis, with some
elderly patients already being sent to care homes in Caithness on the

Social work director Harry Garland admitted the only solution was to
to recruit from eastern Europe.

He said: "From what we know about the working population on Orkney,
these people are just not there."

But councillor Cyril Annal said the real reason for looking abroad
was poor staff working conditions.

He added: "We train staff, then they leave for other places. They
leave because they are mucked around."