Finding a job in this economy is tough, but would you move for a job?
According to a recent Gallup Poll, as a nation, more employers are hiring and creating new positions than firing or getting rid of jobs and certain cities have better numbers than others. The cities with the highest numbers are Oklahoma City, Pittsburgh, and Richmond, Va. The worst numbers for job creation include Providence, R.I. and New York. If you’re looking for a job, would you be willing to move?
When I graduated in 2009, the economy wasn’t doing too great and finding a job was tough. Luckily, I was able to get an internship with a credit union that eventually led to a full-time position. However, this job required me moving from Wisconsin to Austin, Texas.
I wasn’t the only one of my friends who moved to another city for a job. A couple moved back to their hometowns, but most moved to an entirely different city or state.
Moving to a new city can be a good idea, especially if you can get a job there. But it can be tough, especially when you consider the costs of moving. When the benefits of the new job and the income it provides outweigh the costs, it might be a good idea.
Would you move for a job?