Job seekers throng to Australia, leave out UK, US

Expatriate job seekers are giving the UK and the United States a miss and are looking at Australia, Canada and Asia’s certain nations owing to uncertain political climate, research by Indeed, an employment search engine, revealed.

While the UK is leaving the European Union and Donald Trump is busy restricting the inflow of immigrants into the United States, expatriates are not sure what future has in store for them in these two nations.

The data of Indeed showed that in the first four months of 2017, the number of foreign workers seeking jobs in Australia has increased by 30 percent when compared with the same period last year.

But the number of Filipinos looking for jobs in ‘the Land Down Under’ declined by 79.8 percent year-on-year, their numbers decreased by 55.3 percent from India and by 21.3 percent from South Africa. The demand for jobs for foreigners, however, is still robust for many high-skilled professions where there are not many takers in Oz. These sectors are engineering, finance, medicine, nursing and so on.

But Australia too has made obtaining short-term visas tougher for foreign skilled workers.

Chris McDonald, managing director of Australia and New Zealand for Indeed, was quoted by expatforum.com as saying that it would be interesting to see how much of an impact the tightening of restrictions on obtaining an Australian visa would have on overseas job seekers.

Finally, the report of Indeed opines that the world’s crème-de-la-crème in science and technology look at places which offer opportunity and atmosphere that are amenable to them.

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