While employers continue to struggle finding qualified workers for skilled positions, 32 percent say they're willing to pay for relocation expenses in 2012, according to a nationwide CareerBuilder study. 

Another 19 percent of respondents say they're willing to pay a smaller first-year salary in exchange for a signing bonus to relocate an employee. More job candidates also are looking at relocation opportunities, the study finds, as 44 percent of workers says they're willing to relocate for a career opportunity. Among workers who were laid off in the last year and found new jobs, 20 percent moved to a new city or state.

"One of the key trends we saw coming out of the recession is the movement of labor in and out of markets across the United States," says Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder. "Workers have had to expand their job search geographically and employers in need of hard-to-find, skilled talent have had to recruit across state lines. Our new site CareerRelocate.com helps workers identify relocation opportunities and understand related costs, so they have the right information in hand for their next career move."     

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