Expat Professionals Shift Focus Away From India: Survey

The study attributed the shift in expats' views on Indian job market on the recent cases of rape incidents and attacks on expats in the country.

The expats are worried for their safety and are no longer keen on India as a preferred working destination, while work culture and infrastructure are other major reasons for the shift, it said.

"Expats were keen to be part of the Indian workforce to not only gain first-hand experience in a global economy but also be a part of the dynamic India growth story, but now they are suffering from safety fear in India.

"The crime and continuous attack on foreigners in India is the major reason where expats are not considering India as comfortable and suitable job destination as of now," MyHiringClub.com CEO Rajesh Kumar said.

He further said India Inc is still keen to hire more expats but they are suffering from willingness of not working in India by expats.

"Expats hiring in India expected to decline by 15-20 percent overall in this year," he added.

The survey said information technology, automobile, hospitality and manufacturing are most affected sectors.

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Source: PTI