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Most millennials willing to work abroad for career growth – survey

Don Kevin Hapal
The United States remain the top destination of choice for millennials who are willing to work outside of their country of residence, according to a World Economic Forum survey

MANILA, Philippines – Most young people are willing to live outside their country of residence to find a job or advance their career, the World Economic Forum’s survey on millennials found.

Released on Monday, August 28, the Global Shapers Annual Survey 2017 results showed that 81% of respondents from over 180 countries are willing to work abroad. 

For the 3rd year in a row, the United States is still the top destination of choice for those who are willing to advance their career abroad at 18.2%, followed by Canada at 12.4%, and the United Kingdom at 9.6%.

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The Global Shapers Annual Survey 2017 received over 31,000 responses from people aged between 18 and 35. The survey was open from March 31 to June 30, 2017. –


Don Kevin Hapal

Don Kevin Hapal is Rappler’s Head of Data and Innovation. He started at Rappler as a digital communications specialist, then went on to lead Rappler’s Balikbayan section for overseas Filipinos. He was introduced to data journalism while writing and researching about social media, disinformation, and propaganda.