According to a recent report from Indeed, the number of Indian job seekers seeking work in the USA has markedly declined over the past year (2019 - 2020).
While it remains the favorite destination for Indians looking at jobs abroad, there has been a substantial fall in the share of searches for jobs in the United States. Indeed India data reveals that June 2020 job searches for the USA fell from 42 percent from a high of 58 percent in January 2019 - a downward trend that predates impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and corresponds instead with uncertainty around, and tightening of, US immigration policy. Where are Indians looking for jobs Indian job seekers remain keen to explore work opportunities across the globe, making up a significant fraction of those employed in various sectors such as technology, administration and management, sales and consumer marketing, and so on internationally. Over the same period, there was a rise in searches for these roles in Canada, the UAE, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Australia and Qatar.
As a group, Indian job seekers are highly focused on tech in their job searches – almost 9 of the top 10 clicked jobs by Indians to the USA are related to tech roles. While looking for employment abroad, there is greater demand for jobs in this sector, especially for niche roles.
The below-listed job titles appealed to Indian job seekers who are looking to apply in the USA:
- Full-stack developer
- Development operations engineer
- Business analyst
- Java developer
- Front end developer
- Software engineer
- Network engineer
- Data analyst
- .net developer
Sashi Kumar, Managing Director, Indeed India commented, “India is a unique market, not only in terms of its large and youthful labor pool, but also in the way that it is woven into the global economy. It is one of the few countries in the world that has a very high rate of mobility; people from India are willing to work in different parts of the world and return home for opportunities as well. This two-way migration connects us to the global labor force and means India holds tremendous potential in terms of supplying the world’s talent.”