22 Mar '11, 3am

[CNA] More than 5 in 10 S'pore workers willing to relocate for the right job

SINGAPORE: Singapore's workers are stretching their horizons as the search for jobs goes global. According to a survey by recruitment firm Kelly Services, almost nine in 10 Singaporean respondents are willing to switch to more suitable jobs. And more than five in 10 Singaporean respondents are even prepared to relocate to another country or continent in order to secure their preferred position. Gen Y (aged 18-29) and Gen X (aged 30-47) workers are more footloose than their baby boomer (aged 48-65) counterparts, including being more willing to travel across the globe for the right job. The most desirable destination for globetrotting Singaporean job-seekers is elsewhere in the Asia Pacific region (41 per cent), well ahead of Europe (26 per cent), North America (16 per cent), Middle East (five per cent), and South America (two per cent). Those working in science, and oil & g...

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