A new survey has found that highly-skilled tech professionals from all over the world are moving to Cork for a better quality of life, career opportunities, shorter commutes and lower living costs. The Cork Tech Talent Relocation Survey was carried out by National Recruitment & HR Services Group Collins McNicholas in conjunction with Cork Chamber, IDA Ireland and Cork City Council. The survey includes responses from workers of 27 different nationalities, two-thirds of whom relocated to Cork during the last two years. 84% of respondents to the survey currently work in the city’s buoyant IT sector.
The survey found that more than 85% of workers were satisfied or very satisfied with their relocation. And 80% say they now have a better balance between their work and home lives. When asked about the factors which influenced their move to Cork, % cited a better quality oflife while 72% referenced a reduced cost of living. The other main reasons given were: lower property prices, less traffic, career opportunities, beautiful scenery and a safer environment
Fast becoming an international high-tech hub, Cork is attracting a large number of foreign and indigenous tech start-ups. Cork’s strong ICT cluster provides opportunities for people to develop their career and while enjoying a great quality of life.