Young Greeks look abroad

Half of young people aged between 18 and 30 in Thessaloniki want to pursue careers abroad due to dwindling opportunities at home, and the same proportion are not interested in a job in the public sector, according to the results of a new survey. The study, carried out by research firm To The Point on a sample of 590 people, challenges several stereotypes regarding the priorities of young Greeks. It showed that just 15 percent of respondents want to pursue the same profession as their parents. Asked what they would most like to do, half of those questioned said that they would like to set up their own new technology company, while four out of 10 said they would like to work for a large private company. Commenting on the findings, To The Point’s managing director Dimitris Katsantonis said, «Young people are breaking with the past.»