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Over 60% of Romanian IT emigrants would come back and invest into a new venture

About 61% of the Romanian emigrants that left the country for a better life up west would come back and invest into a new business, according to a new survey.

2015-12-08 15:46:01 - by Bogdan Tudorache

Romania is still confronted with a deficit of IT specialists, as it hires 75,000 – 100,000 people and it needs a total of 130,000 – 150,000 employees into the IT field, according to Griffiths School of Management and Informal IT School survey.

About 72% of those interviewed said they would come back to Romania, and from them, about 85% said they will invest into their own business when they'll come back, says the survey, which leads to an overall 61.2% of emigrants that want to do both.

The survey interviewed 1,000 IT specialists abroad during July-October 2015, 36% of whom have a monthly net worth of 3,000 – 5,000 euro and 28% less than 3,000.

About 29% of the IT emigrants say they would definitely come back to Romania, while 28% said they won't. About 43% said it is possible to consider coming back, too. Of the 72% considering to come back, 85% said they would invest here, however, just 7% consider coming back during the next year.

About 11% said they'd come back during the next three years, and 26% during the next decade.
Of the 28% negative responders, about half said they would not come back to raise their children in Romania, that they won't have a decent revenue and 47% consider their experience would not be valued enough here.

About 25-30,000 IT "brains" moved "west" during the past two decades, the study also reveals.


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