9 out of 10 Indians ready to go overseas for jobs
NEW DELHI: As many as nine out of ten 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 per cent of Indian employees were willing to move out for the right job.
Of them, 49 per cent were prepared to relocate to another country or continent to get the job of their choice. About 39 per cent 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 realisation that many individuals may have to relocate for work,” Kelly Services’ Managing Director Kamal Karanth said.
Among the Indian jobseekers, 36 per cent preferred Europe as their favourite place for employment, followed by Asia Pacific (20 per cent), North America (19 per cent) and the Middle East (7 per cent).
“Oil & gas and hospitality sector witness maximum global relocation (81 per cent and 73 per cent, 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 barries and cultural differences, that prevent many people from seeking jobs overseas.
Kelly Services 21 March 2011