United Press International (01/18/12)
A new survey from ASA corporate partner CareerBuilder finds that an increasing number of U.S. workers are taking jobs far beyond their local market. In a survey of 3,000 employers and 7,000 workers that explored the concept of relocating, CareerBuilder reports 20% of the respondents who were laid off and found new jobs in the past year indicated they had moved to a new city or state. Meanwhile, 32% of employers said they would be willing to pay a worker to relocate.
“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.,” says Matt Ferguson, chief executive officer 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.”
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