Mapping the World of Job Search: Where People Search & Why

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Source: Indeed | Published: January 14, 2015

As the fierce global competition for the best talent ramps up around the world, where will candidates come from and how will employers attract people to the locations where jobs are available?

The latest report from the Indeed Hiring LabWhere People Search for Jobs: Cross-Border Labor Mobility, examines what motivates people to look for jobs in another place, combining job search data with economic analysis to answer some of today’s most challenging questions about the movement of the global workforce.

In the original research conducted for this report, we studied people’s actual job searches, comparing their current location to the place they’re searching in. As opposed to historical or survey data, this approach enabled us to map the world of job search in the present. The graph below shows where candidates from 53 countries and economies with Indeed job sites are searching for jobs — revealing that 9.1% of global job seekers conduct cross-border job searches.