Monday, 18 June 2012

Advice to unemployed engineers: learn Portuguese

The old empire is now offering a way out to professionals suffering the worst unemployment in Portugal in a generation. Both Brazil and Angola have seen a reversal of the brain drain as growth in most eurozone countries has slowed to a crawl. Gillian Tett, in a recent FT feature, highlighted the shortfall in engineers in Brazil: 60,000 required annually, while the country trains 40,000 from its own resources.

In the same article, Tett draws attention to a dramatic change in migration in North America. A report by the Pew Hispanic Center states that the net flow of migrants from Mexico to the US has stopped and may even have slightly reversed.

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