3 in 4 people who relocate are married according to
ERC (Employee Relocation Council). For trailing spouses,
the decision to move can mean leaving behind a career,
family and friends. Companies will often offer bonuses,
arranging job interviews for the spouse and moving
the family back and forth to visit the destination.
However, even with all the benefits, spouses have a
lot to adjust to. The issues of finding a school and
a home add to the stress of relocating to a new environment.
You also have to make new friends and orient yourself
with your new surroundings.
Trailing spouses should
consider their long-term goals carefully. Do you want
to find a job in the new city or possibly try your hand
at being an entrepreneur? The local Chamber of Commerce
can be helpful. Perhaps personal needs include getting
involved with a non-profit organization or starting
a new hobby. AIM has affiliations with several
employment placement services.
We are able to aid "Trailing Spouses" who
are interested in re-entering the job market once the
transferee and family have settled in. AIM also has
excellent relationships with numerous
traditional employment agencies.
For companies who have or who desire to have some type
of company 'buyout' of the transferee's (or new recruit's)