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Relocation America is a full service relocation management company committed to providing exceptional relocation services in both the origination and destination locations worldwide.

Top Reasons IT Professionals Relocate

Thinking about putting down roots in a new city? If you’re a tech pro, then you’re not alone.

Tech on the Move, a new study from CompTIA, found that 78% of tech workers would consider leaving their current city for a new job, citing affordability (60%) and local economy (56%) as major factors driving the decision.

With more than 260,000 new IT jobs opening in the United States last year alone, it’s no secret that tech talent is in high demand. But have you thought about where an IT salary goes the furthest? Or what matters most to you when it comes to making decisions about where to live and work?

As housing costs continue to rise in pricey coastal hubs, the study found more tech pros are considering jobs in areas where cost of living is lower, the climate is desirable and traffic is less of a headache. 

Tech pros ranked three factors as most important when choosing where to live:

  • Cost of living (82%)
  • Weather and climate (64%)
  • Commute times (62%)

When it comes to choosing an IT job, they ranked job security (73%) and income/salary (69%) as most important.  

Does Making an Impact Matter to You?

The study also provides insight into what the youngest tech workers look for in a career – and the answer isn’t just higher salaries.

As Gen Z enters the workforce – and has a strong interest in IT jobs – they place more value on the societal impact of their work and less importance on high salaries than Millennial tech workers, according to the study.

  Millennials Gen Z
Having a Meaningful Career and Helping Others Is
Very Important
38% 48%
Income Is Very Important 74% 60%

While career aspirations differ, both Gen Z and Millennial IT pros say cost of living is the most important factor when choosing where to live and work. Gen Z workers also cited affordable housing and proximity to restaurants and bars as top three factors, while Millennials cited commute times and climate. 

Location, Location, Location… and Salary

As the tech industry seeks to expand the universe of those who see a career for themselves in IT – including encouraging more women to pursue careers in tech – the study revealed differences between men and women tech workers when it comes to importance of location and income.

  • Location: 55% of women tech pros rank it as very important compared to 43% of men
  • Salary: 74% of women tech pros rank it as very important, compared to 66% of men 

Will You Move for an IT Job?

Ultimately, the Tech on the Move study shows that as technology continues to spur job growth in new regions, the tech workforce is mobile and willing to relocate for the right job. And with tech thriving in areas far beyond traditional coastal hubs, IT pros have more opportunity and choice than ever for where to advance their careers.

What matters most to you when it comes to where you want to live and work?

Download CompTIA’s Tech on the Move study for a full analysis of what tech workers consider when choosing where to live and work. 

About Relocation America International

Relocation America International is a full service relocation management company dedicated to providing innovative relocation services, value added support, and superior customer service to clients relocating families domestically and internationally. Visit http://www.rainternational.com for more information about our services or contact us at info@rainternational.com

Congratulations DMS Moving Systems! Partners in Excellence Award Winner!

Relocation America International’s Partners in Excellence supplier awards celebrate those supplier partners who have achieved extraordinary results. In the household goods category we are proud to recognize DMS Moving Systems as our 2018 award winner.

DMS Moving Systems posted stellar results for 2018 based on the following performance metrics:

• Overall Transferee Satisfaction

• Claims Frequency and Days to Settle

• On time pickup and delivery

• Innovation

Congratulations to Rick Meyer and the team at DMS on your accomplishment and for an outstanding year!

As a longtime stockholding agent in Atlas Van Lines, DMS Moving Systems was recently recognized by the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA) as its agent of the year. This prestigious award is given to one van line agent out of 2,000 agents throughout the United States that best exhibits the industry’s commitment to excellent customer service and innovation within the industry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Relocation America International

Relocation America International is a full service relocation management company dedicated to providing innovative relocation services, value added support, and superior customer service to clients relocating families domestically and internationally. Visit http://www.rainternational.com for more information about our services or contact us at info@rainternational.com.

Congratulations GO Destination Services! Partners in Excellence Award Winner for Innovation!

Relocation America International would like to congratulate this year’s Partners in Excellence award recipient GO Destination Services for Innovation. 

As one of the fastest growing destination service providers in the relocation industry, GO is most recognized for its proprietary destination service apps, personalized service, and tenured service systems.

Brad Hamelin CRP, GMS, Director of Operations and Supply Chain for Relocation America International said, “We greatly value our partnership with GO recognizing they are an important part of our commitment to providing the relocation industry’s best in class mobility services to our corporate clients”. Congratulations to John Merriweather and the entire team at GO on your accomplishment!

GO is a premier destination services provider for relocations and assignments to all destinations in the United States and to many locations throughout the world. Founded in 1998, GO Destination Services is headquartered in Carmel, Indiana.

GO’s ability to consistently deliver world-class personalized destination service is reflected in a 97% satisfaction rating and extraordinary accolades from thousands of relocating associates.

About Relocation America International

Relocation America International is a full service relocation management company dedicated to providing innovative relocation services, value added support, and superior customer service to clients relocating families domestically and internationally. Visit http://www.rainternational.com for more information about our services or contact us at info@rainternational.com.