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UK workers consider relocating

Published: Tuesday, 18 March 2008   Category: Career Advice

A new survey has shown that as many as three-quarters of the UK workforce is prepared to relocate to another town or city to find work.

The poll, which was conducted by Kelly Services, also revealed that two-thirds of workers in the UK are willing to move abroad to find a job.

For the sake of comparison, nine in ten Polish workers said they are ready to relocate to another city or country.

Steve Girdler, director of marketing at Kelly Services, said there was increasing recognition that people may have to relocate to find the right work, or to advance their career.

"There are many skills that are easily transferable across borders, especially in sectors such as banking and finance, IT, science and engineering."

The research also showed that just over half of UK workers are not willing to spend more than 45 minutes commuting to work.

Kelly Services questioned people from all over the world. In India, for example, 44 per cent of workers said they would like to move away from the place where they currently live before they retire.

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