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The Cities Where Employees Most Want to Work

The Cities Where Employees Most Want to Work
New York tops the list of US cities worker would like to move to. / Credit: City key image via Shutterstock

When asked to relocate to another city for work, location isn't the first concern for most employees.

A study by the Cartus Corporation, a provider of domestic and global relocation services, revealed that 40 percent of human resources professionals said their employees are most concerned about whether or not their spouse and family would be happy with the new assignment. Employees would also consider other factors before worrying about where they were moving, including how much more money they would make, how much more responsibility they would be given and how much potential effect on career advancement the move would have.

Just 13 percent of those surveyed said their employees' chief consideration is the location of the new assignment.

While most employees may not relish transferring to a new city, the research shows that assignments in the Big Apple or somewhere in Europe would likely temper this disappointment.

Although most survey respondents simply wrote "U.S." or "Europe" as their top two global picks, those who gave specific locations named the following seven places as their top international dream job-relocation spots:

  • Italy and Australia (tied)
  • France
  • New Zealand
  • Germany
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Hong Kong

In the United States, the top seven dream job transfers were:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco
  • San Diego
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Miami
  • Dallas

The study was based on surveys of relocation and human resources professionals from multinational companies who attended the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council (ERC) conference in Dallas.

Originally published on BusinessNewsDaily.

Chad  Brooks
Chad Brooks

Chad Brooks is a Chicago-based freelance writer who has nearly 15 years experience in the media business. A graduate of Indiana University, he spent nearly a decade as a staff reporter for the Daily Herald in suburban Chicago, covering a wide array of topics including, local and state government, crime, the legal system and education. Following his years at the newspaper Chad worked in public relations, helping promote small businesses throughout the U.S. Follow him on Twitter.