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Living in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) is expensive. It’s ranked the second most expensive city in the world, according to human resources firm Mercer, global real estate service Savills and the Economist Intelligence Unit. Nonetheless, foreign nationals tend to

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Employment Outlook: India

Despite ongoing challenges, India is still hiring more than any other Southeast Asian country across a variety of job sectors. India is a bright spot in the global economy, with its burgeoning middle class, growing consumer markets, and large English-speaking population.

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Employment Outlook: Saudi Arabia

According to a recent survey, 65% of Saudi Arabia employers will ‘definitely’ or ‘probably’ be hiring within the next three months. Surveyed employers indicated the need for qualified professionals to work in business management, engineering and administration.

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Employment Outlook: Canada

Steady and sure, Canada moves into 2017 with a growing economy, investment in the future and plans to quell a skills shortage.

Canada’s workforce has been shifting to performing highly skilled work in recent decades, and 75% of jobs over the next decade will likely require post-secondary education. Skilled trades have shown solid growth since 2000, with job vacancies above pre-recession levels.

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Employment Outlook: Mexico

Facing economic uncertainty due to its informal job sector and the U.S. administration’s call for a trade renegotiation, Mexico pushes forward with jobs to fill and talent to find.

In Mexico, job growth can be seen in many sectors, particularly in the trade and services industries, and overall unemployment is a relatively low 4 percent.

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Employment Outlook: Turkey

Turkey’s unemployment rate stands at 11.8 percent, but its employment forecast is positive, with slight employment increases predicted for the following year. The long-term employment forecast predicts an almost 8 percent employment increase by 2020.

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Employment Outlook: South Korea

South Korea enjoys low unemployment, an educated workforce, and a high level of economic growth and prosperity. Unemployment stands at 3.4 percent.

The country is a world leader in information technology and automobile production, and its growing chemical industry accounts for a large segment of the country’s manufacturing sector.

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Employment Outlook: Italy

Slow economic growth, high youth unemployment challenge Italy’s future.

Italy’s overall unemployment rate stands at 11.5 percent, but for younger Italians, that statistic is much higher; the most educated in the country’s history, Italy’s young adults are likely to find only temporary work or no work at all. Older workers, many looking to retire soon, enjoy permanent, stable jobs with pensions and benefits.

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Employment Outlook: The United Kingdom (Post-Brexit)

The UK’s recent vote to leave the European Union (EU) sent shockwaves throughout Europe. Hiring has slowed over the past few months in the wake of Brexit-induced uncertainty. Permanent hiring has dropped to levels not seen since the recession in 2009, according to the UK’s Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), while temporary staff hiring is on the rise.

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Employment Outlook: Mumbai

Home to 21 million people, Mumbai is one of the most populous urban areas in the world. It’s known as the ‘Gateway to India’ and the commercial capital of the country, boasting its most international economy.

Despite its challenges with the weakened rupee, skills and talent shortages, and a slowly developing infrastructure, Mumbai is one of the world’s fastest growing economies with steady hiring and projections showing a continuation of the trend for years to come.

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