Despite the onslaught of tech layoffs in the latter part of 2022 and throughout 2023, the job market remains in good health.
For those looking for a new job, hiring remains competitive and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down.
In fact, according to recent research compiled by Indeed, there has been a 20% increase in job seekers to its site.
Indeed’s data also highlights that job seekers are prepared to move countries for the right role, particularly in the field of software development.
For a small nation, the Grand Duchy has been boasting big numbers when it comes to foreign talent looking for a role there. Indeed’s data has found that 74% of all Luxembourg job searches in 2021 came from job seekers living outside of the country.
The reasons for Luxembourg’s popularity are manifold: nestled between France, Germany and Belgium, over 50% of Luxembourg’s workforce is made up of cross-border commuters who can avail of all the benefits of working there without relocating permanently.
Additionally, Luxembourg has a triple-A country rating and is historically economically stable so continues to attract tech start-ups looking for a European base and as a result, provides attractive career opportunities.
Indeed has found that searches for jobs in the UK from abroad are higher than those searching for EU roles.
Interestingly, job search volume for UK-based tech roles has consistently risen since 2017, indicating that Brexit hasn’t had as negative an impact on attracting top tech talent as previously predicted.
Despite its economy being in recession for the last three quarters of 2023, job seekers are still looking to German companies for their next opportunity.
This is something the German government is keen to encourage to address its skills gap of technical workers and in March, cleared the reformation of its Skilled Immigration Act, which will make it easier for non-EU nationals to move there for work.
Thanks to Ireland’s low corporate tax rate at 12.5% and accessible talent pool, tech companies including Amazon, Meta, Google and Netflix have chosen to base their European headquarters in Dublin’s Silicon Docks.
Away from Big Tech, the start-up scene is also thriving and as a result, Ireland is now the third most attractive country for jobseekers and among the top 15 globally—Indeed estimates that 11.1% of job searches in Ireland came from outside the country.
Despite its excellent healthcare system and high standard of living, including higher wages, Switzerland continues to face a skill shortage.
As a consequence, immigration is on the rise and IT professionals are spoilt for choice when it comes to tech jobs. However, for those from non-EU countries, access to job opportunities are restricted and work permits for those based outside of Switzerland or the EU/EFTA area are limited by quotas.
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