Turns out the slowing economy in Australia isn’t just the concern of the financial sector. Young Australians are acutely aware that conditions aren’t exactly the most fruitful they’ve ever been, and are taking advantage of an increasingly borderless modern world for work opportunities overseas.
“Millennials, or Gen Y, have grown up in a borderless world with greater access to international travel, so their sights are set high to begin with.”
“With a lot of discussion around economic downturn locally, we are seeing a reverse trend from the post-GFC period when we were dealing with an influx of foreign workers looking for gainful employment.”
Meanwhile, despite this high desire from young people to advance their careers overseas, only 1 in 4 employers asked by the survey said they offered this to employees – a fact which Nicholson stated was “alarming.”