77 pc of Romanian IT specialists living abroad plan to return home

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According to IT Community Relocation Survey conducted by DB Global Technology, Deutsche Bank’s technology center in Bucharest, 77 percent of Romanian IT specialists living abroad are open to the idea of returning to the country, although 43 percent are very little or not informed about the evolution of the IT sector in Romania.

Of those who do not consider returning to Romania, 40 percent think it would be difficult to save money in their native country.

Both Romanian specialists who are willing to come back home and those who have already returned have mentioned among the most important criteria on which they base their decision the salary, extra-salary benefits and professional development opportunities.

Also, 80 percent of those working abroad consider the political context, the health and the education systems to be crucial.

”The IT sector in Romania has a huge potential and offers many opportunities for the specialists looking for professional development through access to varied projects and experienced teams constantly expanding. The results of this study indicate both the availability of Romanian professionals abroad to return to the country and the need to provide them with complete and up-to-date information about the benefits that a career in Romania can have,” Iulia Cirmaciu, HR Manager DB Global Technology stated.

Employers’ Association of the Software and Services Industry (ANIS) estimates that Romania’s IT industry will reach revenues of over EUR 4 billion in 2017, and the forecasts possible annual increases of at least 15 percent over the next 3-5 years.

”We expect Romania to position itself as the most active technology hub in the region in the coming years,” Valerica Dragomir, ANIS Executive Director said.

IT Community Relocation Survey was carried out by DB Global Technology and Catalyst Solutions with the participation of 400 Romanian IT specialists established in countries such as the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany or the United Kingdom.

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