Global Worker Mobility Brings Many Benefits
It is clear that more people than ever are now taking the chance to live and work in foreign countries, especially within the European Union.
This relatively recent development has lead to a lot of benefits, as workers discover that cities such as Belfast, Glasgow and Manchester offer them a lot of lifestyle which they maybe hadn’t considered possible before.
Instead of just going to the biggest cities in Europe people are now spreading out to explore other places, and this has led to the following benefits.
Benefits for the City
There is no doubt that many UK and Irish cities are now a lot more cosmopolitan than they were just 10 or 20 years ago. This is making itself felt in a number of ways, from the food to the clothing and the music which is popular there, and it is bound to increase over time. If we take the example of a city such as Belfast, the influx of foreign workers here has helped give it a different feel and a much more interesting mix of inhabitants than it had a couple of decades ago.
There is a common error made in thinking that all immigrant workers take on low paid jobs. While it is often the case they help fill vacancies which local workers don’t want there are also many highly skilled immigrants who carry out essential jobs which can’t be filled locally.
Benefits for the Worker
There are many advantages to living in a different culture but each experience tends to be a unique, personal one for the immigrant concerned. It could be that they improve their career, gain more confidence in themselves or simply enjoy a more exciting life in their new home country. One benefit which is pretty much common across the board is that of learning a second language.
This is a fantastic thing to do and there is no better way of doing it than by immersing yourself in a foreign culture. If we stick with the example of Northern Ireland, we can see that for foreigners wanting to learn English Belfast is becoming an increasingly popular choice.
The other ways of going about things is to learn at least some of the basics before heading to a different county to work. As an example, if you want learn Italian London and many other UK and Irish cities offer the chance to do this with a native speaking teacher.
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