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Mobility in US – 61% of $100K+ earners would not move out of state for extra $10K in salary

61% of $100K+ earners would not move out of state for extra $10K in salary–a stat that underlines what recruiters are up against in this hiring market. Drawing from more than 6 million survey responses from our members, Ladders’ second “Beyond the Resume” report examines how top talent feels about commute times and relocation, including … Continue reading

Labor Mobility in US – Switching employers or shifting in and out of the workforce has been declining

The median number of years that wage and salary workers in the U.S. have been with their current employer was 4.2 when the Bureau of Labor Statistics last checked in January 2016. That’s higher than at any time in the 1980s or ’90s. The percentage of Americans switching employers or shifting in and out of … Continue reading

Global Talent – High level of willingness to work abroad Boston Consulting Group and The Network find

Together, The Boston Consulting Group and The Network conducted research on today’s global workforce—everything from what people in different parts of the world expect of their jobs to what would prompt them to move to another country for work to the countries they would consider moving to. More than 200,000 people from 189 countries participated … Continue reading

Mobility in US – More-educated people moving and less-educated staying

Between 2012 and 2013, more than 26.7 million people age 18 and over moved — 17.3 million of them to a different county. Those in their 20s and 30s with a college degree were most likely to move for job reasons and to move the farthest. In that period, people poured out of declining cities … Continue reading

The Ageing Europe – Worker mobility key to tackle EU demographic and skills challenges reports says

To address the effects of population ageing, the EU will need to close the gender gap and increase the participation of young and older workers in the labour market, but mobility and migration also have a key role to play. This is the main finding of the joint Commission-OECD report on Matching Economic Migration with … Continue reading

PEI – Out-migration at record level

In 2012-13, P.E.I. experienced a net loss of close to 1,100 Islanders to inter-provincial migration, according to data from Statistics Canada.  This is the largest loss of P.E.I. residents to other provinces in more than 30 years. Tourism and business representatives from across the province have expressed concerns about the out-migration of workers, also attributing … Continue reading

Mobility in Canada – Infrastructure tradespersons are no more likely to have migrated from another province or region

In 2011, “infrastructure tradespersons” aged 25 to 44 were no more likely to have migrated from another province or region than those who had other types of postsecondary credentials. Infrastructure tradespersons are defined as those who had a certification in trades and whose major field of study was in construction trades, mechanics and repair, precision production, or heavy equipment machinery … Continue reading

Jobless in US – Many reluctant to make significant changes poll finds

The poll Wednesday found that many jobless Americans are reluctant to make significant changes to boost their chances of landing a job.  Nearly two-thirds said they don’t plan to go back to school to make themselves more marketable; 44% said they wouldn’t relocate to another city for a job. Some 36% said they spent no … Continue reading

US – Workers have slowed their transitions between employers St. Louis Fed finds

Jobs in the U.S. labor market get turned over at a surprising frequency, with flows into/out of unemployment being almost four times faster than in Germany, despite similar unemployment rates.1 But when U.S. workers leave jobs, they are twice as likely to go directly into another one as become unemployed.2 These job-to-job transitions make up … Continue reading

US – One-Third of job seekers attempt relocation TheLadders finds

Home may be where the heart is, but it’s not always where the jobs are. With the U.S. climbing out of its economic rut, TheLadders decided to take a look at where people most often moved to work in a better economic climate. After analyzing where, and how often, job seekers in its 6-million-member database … Continue reading

Millennials in US – A Stay-at-Home generation ?

The estimated 85 million born from 1981 through 2000, prove less restless than their forebears. The standstill may be holding back recovery in the labor and housing markets. “They remain stuck in place,” said William Frey, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington who specializes in migration issues. “The recent slowdown is really … Continue reading

Long-term unemployment in US – Geography could be one reason

New research that examined joblessness in the early 2000s provides evidence that some of the problem might also be geography. A paper written by government and academic experts suggests that living near where the jobs are significantly reduces the amount of time it takes unemployed jobseekers to find work. The research found that to be especially true … Continue reading

US – New jobs aren’t worth moving

Americans are moving less—and not as far—because it’s not nearly as worthwhile economically.  Most moves are local, from neighborhood to neighborhood in the same city or county, and are largely driven by seeking better housing or more proximity to family and friends. But long-distance moves between states are different. These interstate moves are typically driven … Continue reading

Intergenerational mobility in the US / A Map

Using these income data, we calculate two measures of intergenerational mobility. The first, relative mobility, measures the difference in the expected economic outcomes between children from high-income and low-income families. The second, absolute upward mobility, measures the expected economic outcomes of children born to a family earning an income of approximately $30,000 (the 25th percentile … Continue reading

Australia / Country-wide licensing authority for occupations has been scrapped

A COUNTRY-WIDE licensing authority for a range of occupations including lawyers and real estate agents has been scrapped. The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has agreed to scrap the National Occupation Licensing Authority which was set up by the former Labor federal government after a 2008 COAG meeting. Most states decided at a meeting in … Continue reading

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