Owner of OverseasGifts.com Comments on Recent News of Britain’s Young Professionals Emigrating

Owner of OverseasGifts.com Comments on Recent News of Britain’s Young Professionals Emigrating from Overseas Gifts

By: Overseas Gifts  26-Mar-2013
Keywords: Gift Shops, Corporate Gifts, Gift Baskets

Recent news of Britain’s young professionals emigrating to places like Australia sparks commentary from Nick Thompson, Owner of online gift shop OverseasGifts.com. According to a recent article on RT.com titled “British ‘brain drain’: Young talent quits UK for warmer economic climes”, Britain is losing its young professionals to countries like Australia and the U.S. The news prompts a response from the owner of online gift shop OverseasGifts.com. According to the article, most of the people leaving the UK are emigrating to seek better economic environments. The British press has dubbed the emigration of recent British graduates as the ‘talent drain’. “It’s got some potential implications for Britain that its young professionals are leaving the country. But I don’t know if it’s truly a ‘talent drain’. They can always come back after a few years in another country if they can get a job in Britain after getting some work experience elsewhere,” said Nick Thompson, Owner of OverseasGifts.com. “What else are they supposed to do if there aren’t enough jobs for them? Is it really a talent drain if there’s not enough jobs to absorb the talent to begin with?” he continued. Statistics from the Office of National Statistics in the UK show that over 3.5 million people have emigrated from the country in the past ten years. Eighty-nine of long-term emigrants were of working age, and their primary reason for leaving Britain was to look for better economic prospects. Additionally, a record amount of college graduates left the UK last year in search of better job prospects elsewhere. “Concerns have been raised about the economic implications of having Britain’s young talent emigrating in record numbers, but the world today is so global and mobile that I don’t think it will be as big of a threat as some have made it out to be,” said Mr. Thompson. “Technology has made it easier to stay in touch with friends and family. The internet has made even gift giving a lot easier because people don’t need to worry as much about parcel requirements when sending gifts overseas. Because of this, people can stay connected even when they are abroad. That and the low cost air fares available in recent history have made air travel a lot more accessible than before. People want to see the world, and innovations driving down the costs of keeping in touch have made it easier for them to venture out. That’s a reality the government needs to face,” he continued. “But precisely because there are less barriers to moving overseas, these young grads could easily move back to Britain once they have enough work experience to compete in the UK job market,” said Mr. Thompson. Expats living abroad can pick out thoughtful gift baskets for loved ones at OverseasGifts.com. (About Overseas Gifts) - Overseasgifts.com has been established for over 28 years. They take pride in the quality of gifts and hampers they offer their customers. Overseasgifts.com relieves customers of the customs compliance issues often associated with overseas gifts. This makes the process of sending gifts overseas more smooth and painless for their customers. They have a variety of gift baskets and hampers for any occasion worldwide. Send gifts to loved ones at Overseas Gifts.

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