Nine out of 10 Indians ready to go overseas for jobs


New Delhi: As many as nine out of 10 Indian employees surveyed are willing to move out for the right job, with people even ready to relocate to another country or continent, according to Kelly Services.

A survey by workforce solutions provider Kelly Services revealed that 89 percent of Indian employees were willing to move out for the right job.

Of them, 49 percent were prepared to relocate to another country or continent to get the job of their choice. About 39 percent of the respondents were ready to move within the country, the survey, released today, said. As per the findings, men are more willing to move out than women.

“In an environment where the market for talent is becoming global, there is  a growing realization that many individuals may have to relocate for work,” Kelly Services’ Managing Director Kamal Karanth said.

Among the Indian jobseekers, 36 percent preferred Europe as their favorite place for employment, followed by Asia Pacific (20 percent), North America (19 percent) and the Middle East (7 percent).

“Oil and gas, and hospitality sectors witness maximum global relocation (81 percent and 73 percent, respectively),” the survey said.

The observations are based on a survey of about 2,000 people in India.

“There is a diverse global demand that can present personal rewards and career opportunities for those willing to travel,” Karanth said.

On the other hand, there are factors such as family and friends, cost of moving, language barriers and cultural differences that prevent many people from seeking jobs overseas.

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