Hundreds of thousands of Americans pick up and move for job-related reasons every year. When employees decide to relocate for their job, they’re taking a big (and sometimes scary) leap into a new environment. This leap becomes even more complex if they’re married or have a life partner who has to follow without a job in hand.
For the supporting spouse or partner, the decision to move for the other partner’s job can possibly mean leaving family, friends, and maybe a career of your own. But some partners are willing to take the plunge to ensure the happiness of their “better half” in starting over in a new locale.
Most corporations understand the difficulties inherent with family relocation. Many companies use relocation assistance as a recruiting tool to lure coveted prospects to a new town — offering such benefits as a relocation bonus, arranging job interviews for the employee’s spouse…
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