ANNOUNCEMENT 14 May 2009In May 2009, the government of Portugal announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.
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BBC Monitoring Europe. (15 May 2009). Portugal cuts immigrant quota by 50 per cent.
Council of Ministers. (15 May 2009). Comunicado do Conselho de Ministros de 14 de Maio de 2009. Available at http://www.governo.gov.pt/pt/GC17/Governo/ConselhoMinistros/ComunicadosCM/Pages/20090514.aspx
Emigra Ogletree. (1 July 2009). Portugal: Quota for Local Hires Slashed.
On 14 May 2009, the Portuguese Council of Ministers announced a reduction of the quota of work permits for non-EU citizens. For 2009, the Portuguese government will admit a maximum of 3'800 non-EU citizens to be hired on a local payroll.
In 2008, this maximum had been set at 8'600.