Uncategorized December 13, 2012

More UK employees emigrating abroad

New data has revealed that more employees are moving abroad.

The data, conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), found that a total of 353,000 people left the UK this year by July. This is 23,000 more than 2011 figures.

It is thought that more people are on the search for a definite job, after record-high unemployment rates have been seen in the UK in the last couple of years. It seems they see going abroad, where there is secure work, will help them in prospering in austerity.

It was reported just yesterday (Monday December 10th), by telegraph.co.uk that youth unemployment is set to top 1 million in the UK by 2013. The "bleak" outlook for Britain's youth was predicted in a study conducted by the Institute of Public Policy Research.

Edwinda Shanahan, managing director of visa management company, Visafirst told hrmagaine.co.uk that she had noticed a trend in people emigrating abroad.

She said: "The slowdown in growth and continuing lack of employment opportunities in the UK mean an increasing number of people are now looking to countries, such as New Zealand, Australia and Canada in particular.

UK companies could offer attractive perks such flexi-time and more holiday allowance into working contracts to try and entice UK workers to remain in the country.

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