32% of employers say they’re willing to pay to relocate workers for vacant, skilled positions.
Have career, will travel? You might need to relocate for the right job, and a survey from CareerBuilder says a lot of people are willing to do so. The good news: many companies are willing to pay moving expense to fill talent gaps. “One of the key trends we saw coming out of the recession is the movement of labor in and out of markets across the U.S.,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder. “Workers have had to expand their job search geographically and employers in need of hard-to-find, skilled talent have had to recruit across state lines.” Many movers say new surroundings enhance their personal lives in addition to their careers. To help employees get a better sense of which markets are right for their skills and better evaluate cost-of-living and other considerations, CareerBuilder launched CareerRelocate.com. More than 3,000 employers and 7,000 workers took part in the research. Now, if people could just sell their homes.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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