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77% of young adults would work abroad: poll

by October 14, 2016 General

October 15, 2016, 12:07 am TWN

TAIPEI–Over 77 percent of young working adults in Taiwan would be interested in working overseas, with Japan, the United States and Singapore among the most popular destinations, according to a poll released Friday by the 1111 Job Bank.

The poll, which surveyed 1111 Job Bank members under the age of 35 by e-mail, found that many respondents who were attracted by the idea of working overseas believed that the jobs available would offer better pay and benefits and improve their competitiveness in the job market.

The respondents, 3.4 percent of whom are currently working abroad, also felt that overseas jobs could help expand their perspectives, strengthen their language abilities and improve their prospects in the future, according to the poll.

The top potential destinations the respondents said they would consider were Japan, the United States, Singapore, China, New Zealand and Australia.