Held back at home, French try their hand abroad on Yahoo! News
Once only an option for the adventurous few, the growing globalization of the labor market has made the leap across borders, channels and oceans far more inviting for those with a good education, some language skills and get-up-and-go.
The Foreign Ministry estimated in 2004 that the number of French citizens living abroad had surged by almost 30 percent since 1992, from roughly 1.6 million to 2.2 million. Labour market experts say most of the job-seekers are young.