Category Archives: Global Relocation

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Administration Limiting Immigration Visas due to High U.S. Unemployment Levels

By | 2019 USA Job Market, 2020 USA Job Market, Border Restrictions, COVID-19, Global Relocation, Global Relocation Challenges, Global Relocation Tips, Global Relocation Trends, Immigration Application Fees, Immigration Rules, Job Market, Job Seekers, Limiting Immigration Visas, Relocation Challenges, Skills-Based Immigration Plan, Talent Mobility, United States Economy, US Economy, Visas and International Travel, Workforce Mobility | No Comments

Administration Limiting Immigration Visas due to High U.S. Unemployment Levels The Trump administration will be limiting immigration visas in order to protect U.S. workers suffering from job losses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The order also bars groups of foreign workers. Several types of visas fall…

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Flexible Transportation Solution for a Changing Mobility Landscape

By | 2019 USA Job Market, 2020 USA Job Market, Domestic Relocation, Domestic Relocation Challenges, Domestic Relocation Tips, Domestic Relocation Trends, Domestic Short Term Assignments, Flexible Transportation Solution, Global Relocation, Global Relocation Challenges, Global Relocation Tips, Global Relocation Trends, Relocation Challenges, Transferee Moving Challenges, Vehicle Program, Workforce Mobility | No Comments

Flexible Transportation Solution for a Changing Mobility Landscape Many GMS clients currently reviewing their relocation policies and international assignment programs find they need a flexible transportation solution. Responding to issues around the COVID-19 pandemic, companies are recognizing that shared and public transportation may not provide…

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Animal Transportation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By | Animal Transportation, Domestic Relocation, Domestic Relocation Challenges, Emotional Support Animals, Global Relocation, Global Relocation Challenges, Household Goods Movement Management, Move During COVID, Move During COVID-19, Pet Move, Pets, Service Animals | No Comments

Animal Transportation During the COVID-19 Pandemic With the majority of US households containing at least one pet, the issue of animal transportation is an important consideration. The American Pet Products Association (APPA) reports that 67% of US households own a pet. The variety and number…

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Totalization Agreements Help Employers Avoid Paying Duplicate Social Security Taxes

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Totalization Agreements Help Employers Avoid Paying Duplicate Social Security Taxes Totalization Agreements between the United States and other countries help employers avoid paying duplicate social security taxes. But how can such a situation arise? First, ask these questions: Are you a U.S. employer with operations…

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Immigration Application Fees May Increase to Cover USCIS Anticipated Shortfall

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Immigration Application Fees May Increase to Cover USCIS Anticipated Shortfall U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is requesting to have a 10% surcharge added to immigration application fees. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, USCIS is experiencing a large decline in revenue from processing…

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