Americans prefer Dubai to London for jobs

Americans prefer Dubai to London for jobs
Recently, the Financial Times reported that the trend of US residents choosing to move abroad has consistently risen since 2008.

Dubai - Since January 2013, Dubai has been the most sought-after location among US citizens searching for jobs abroad.



By Staff Report

Published: Thu 30 Jul 2015, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Fri 31 Jul 2015, 3:14 AM

Dubai has trumped London as the most popular city among Americans looking for jobs overseas, research by Aetna International, a global health benefits provider, has found.
Since January 2013, Dubai has been the most sought-after location among US citizens searching for jobs abroad. This moves Europe's financial centre, London, to second place after topping the list since 2006.
Aetna International has been tracking Google Trends data for the world's 40 largest countries and their capitals since 2006.
Caroline Pain, marketing director, Aetna International, said: "Compared with 2006, US citizens appear to be considering a far broader range of countries than ever before when it comes to working abroad. Dubai has now overtaken London as the most popular city for Americans looking for jobs overseas. It's also interesting to see Paris becoming the third most-searched global city, pushing Singapore down the table."
The remainder of the top 10 most searched capital cities since January 2006 are Rome, Geneva, Amsterdam, Cape Town in South Africa, Mexico City and Ottawa in Canada.
Pain added: "Like everyone else around the world, it would appear US residents think about job prospects along with their New Year's resolutions. Our research analysis discovered two noticeable trends year-over-year - a peak in January, and in the middle of the year, with searches trailing off toward the end of the year."
Recently, the Financial Times reported that the trend of US residents choosing to move abroad has consistently risen since 2008, with the number reaching a record 3,415 in 2014.
Aetna International's research cited a decline in the job search market in 2011. Since 2013, there has relatively been a steady level of interest among US citizens to work abroad.
­­- business@khaleejtimes.com


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