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Indians shunning overseas job lure; employment hunt at home on rise: Survey

Prospect of Brexit is likely to have deterred Indian job seekers looking for an opportunity in the UK

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The charm of fetching a job overseas is waning in as political uncertainty abroad has spurred highly-skilled Indian talent to stay at home to look for employment, says a survey.

As per a recent data released on Tuesday by global job site Indeed, there has been a 38 per cent decrease in Indians looking to move to the US and 42 per cent decrease in Indians eyeing for the in the last year.


The report noted that the prospect of is likely to have deterred Indian job seekers looking for an opportunity in the as countries such as and Ireland have seen an increase in Indians actively looking for

has seen a 10 per cent increase in Indians looking for while Ireland has seen a 20 per cent increase for the same period.

The decrease in the number of Indians looking to move abroad also extends to the Gulf, as evidenced by the 21 per cent decrease in searches to the

"The steadily growing and political uncertainty abroad has persuaded highly skilled Indian talent to stay at home to find and this in turn has fostered a thriving start-up scene," said Sashi Kumar, Managing Director, Indeed

Meanwhile, job search to has seen an uptick with a 25 per cent rise in people from the The trend is even more pronounced for the Asia Pacific region, with a 170 per cent increase in interest in moving to

"This growing popularity of as an destination is further bolstered by government initiatives such as 'Make in India', which offers ease of doing business in India," Kumar added.

Despite the declining figures, the US still tops the list of countries that Indians would like to migrate to, with 49 per cent of Indians willing to explore job opportunities there.

The other countries where Indians look to work include the (16 per cent), Canada (9 per cent), Great Britain (5 per cent), Singapore (4 per cent), Australia (3 per cent), Qatar (2 per cent), South Africa (1 per cent) and Bahrain (1 per cent), the report said.

First Published: Tue, October 17 2017. 14:59 IST
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