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Call-In Survey: Seekers Confident, But Long-Term Joblessness Persists

Job Seekers More Confident in New Survey
1 IN 4 FEEL NEW JOB IS WITHIN 3 MONTHS; BUT JOB-SEARCH CHALLENGES PERSIST

As the economy and job market continue to regain strength, job seekers are slowly becoming more confident, as evidenced by a survey of callers to an annual job-search advice hotline, 63 percent of whom believed they would find new employment in under six months. That was up from 55 percent who said the same a year ago.

Relocation Update: New Data Finds Employers Offer Relocation Packages, Include Spousal Assistance

Employers’ need for talent may, in fact, be helping to boost relocation. In a small sampling of approximately 50 human resources executives by Challenger, nearly 40 percent indicated that their company actively recruits potential candidates from outside the local area due to skill shortages region’s talent pool. Meanwhile, 47 percent are always on the lookout for out-of-town talent simply because they always seek the best candidates, regardless of their location.

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