Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: European Debt Crisis Driving Workers East

  1. #1
    Banned user
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Warsaw/Irkutsk
    Posts
    4,866

    Default European Debt Crisis Driving Workers East

    [LEFT][*******#000000][FONT=Arial]A yearlong job search in Russia has yet to yield results for Daniel Campbell, a resident of Northern Ireland looking for new opportunities outside his home country.[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Arial]Like many of their European peers, Britain and Ireland are struggling economically.[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Arial]"Employment in Ireland is very competitive. Northern Ireland has the highest unemployment rate within the United Kingdom," said Campbell, a 23-year-old human resources specialist. "Most of my friends have immigrated or plan to immigrate to Australia, America, Canada or elsewhere," he said.[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Arial]Despite its exorbitant prices and eternal traffic jams, Moscow has become a magnet for foreigners seeking jobs, as unemployment in Europe is hitting record highs amid the debt crisis.[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Arial]"We've been particularly busy bringing foreigners over the last six months," said Gethin Jones, director of Troika Relocations, which helps foreigners move to Russia and settle in.[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Arial]Both Jones and Moscow-based headhunters said the stable growth of Russia's economy has encouraged foreign specialists to look for new opportunities here.[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Arial]The number of new resumes submitted by foreigners seeking employment in Russia increased 11 percent last year. That is a rebound from a 60 percent decline in 2010, according to online recruiting company HeadHunter.


    http://www.themoscowtimes.com/busine...st/459638.html[/FONT][/COLOR][/LEFT]

  2. #2
    Member TheEngineer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    125

    Default

    interesting. i am surprised though that russian companies would hire people who cant speak russian (?). and does one earn a lot in russia, especially moscow? i take it you would need to have a wage similar to what you'd earn in western europe to have enough money to live in moscow?

  3. #3
    Senior Member junglejim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Age
    33
    Posts
    13,028

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TheEngineer View Post
    interesting. i am surprised though that russian companies would hire people who cant speak russian (?). and does one earn a lot in russia, especially moscow? i take it you would need to have a wage similar to what you'd earn in western europe to have enough money to live in moscow?
    Actually, a lot higher, since Moscow is a pretty expensive city to live in. My company uses the increased pay as an incentive for a post in Moscow, but everyone knows its due to the cost of living.

  4. #4
    Senior Member AlexMartin2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Russia, Siberian Wastelands (previously known as Mordor)
    Age
    38
    Posts
    3,176

    Default

    11 percent is nothing. Wrong conclusion as topic name.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheEngineer View Post
    interesting. i am surprised though that russian companies would hire people who cant speak russian (?). and does one earn a lot in russia, especially moscow? i take it you would need to have a wage similar to what you'd earn in western europe to have enough money to live in moscow?
    There are a lot of western companies working in Russia. Many of them using English as language for internal communications, for documents etc. Russians working there usually use both Russian and English.
    Russian companies hire foreigners as sales managers/representatives/etc to work with west, so not so much people are needed.
    Salaries are good, 2k euro minimum, I think. Enough to live comfortably. But... with crazy estate prices these moneys are not so much. So if you want to buy flat/house in Moscow, well, its not nearly enough

  5. #5
    Senior Member kalerab's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Slovakia
    Posts
    10,063

    Default

    On the side note, when I was in Petersburg I saw pretty good prices for estates on metro advertisements. Maybe working there wouldn´t be that bad.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Az_esm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    St.Petersburg, Яussia
    Posts
    2,707

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TheEngineer View Post
    interesting. i am surprised though that russian companies would hire people who cant speak russian (?).
    We have more capitalism nowadays than in w. Europe)) If company need skills of foreigners-it well hire him\her.
    Btw big, if not the biggest, part of all new houses are being built by guys who knows only three words in Russian.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheEngineer View Post
    and does one earn a lot in russia, especially moscow? i take it you would need to have a wage similar to what you'd earn in western europe to have enough money to live in moscow?
    Tax is 13%. Less than in W.E. I guess.
    +big companies usually brings you extra medical insurance.
    There is no sense to buy a flat in Moscow, if only you are not investing money, but it would be enough money to rent some good one, buy a car and so on.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Drax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    As above, so below.
    Posts
    1,167

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Az_esm View Post
    We have more capitalism nowadays than in w. Europe)) If company need skills of foreigners-it well hire him\her.
    Btw big, if not the biggest, part of all new houses are being built by guys who knows only three words in Russian.
    What's with the decree of Putin that wanted to install an exam in Russian language as a prerequisitite to get a working permit in RF? Did it become a law etc?

  8. #8
    Senior Member Az_esm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    St.Petersburg, Яussia
    Posts
    2,707

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Drax View Post
    What's with the decree of Putin that wanted to install an exam in Russian language as a prerequisitite to get a working permit in RF? Did it become a law etc?
    De-facto nope. And never will be with current situation in migration. This is the most corrupted part of state mechanisms I think. You could easily find some "helping bureau" for immigrants even in center of city which will help you to solve all problems with papers for some money.
    Even if it would became a law - it will be pure profanation.

    Just checked: no, you don't need to pass the exam.

  9. #9
    Member House Sparra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Engelund
    Posts
    64

    Default

    Take some of our foriegners please.


    ah capitalism, a perpetual cycle of follow the money.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •