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Web seminar to analyze employee relocation trends

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GMAC Global Relocation Services will offer a free online "Webinar" presentation and analysis of its 10-year Global Relocation Trends Surveys on Nov. 22. The interactive Webinar, which begins at 10 a.m. CST, will analyze relocations trends and data going back a decade to the first time the company published its trends survey. In 2003, for instance, GMAC Global Relocation Services found that 40 percent of companies surveyed offered education and training support for employees' families. In 1993, the first year of the survey, only 15 percent offered education and training support for families. Company officials point out that this is in response to many employees' hesitancy to accept overseas assignments due to family concerns and job-related issues, and that a growing number of companies in America and throughout the world are offering programs and services aimed at easing the transition to a new country. Rick Schwartz, president and CEO of GMAC Global Relocation Services, said the bi...