Seattle Residents Think Of Moving But Tech Is Hiring
A sizable amount of people living in Seattle may think the city's best days are behind it. Seattle had the second-highest percentage of people considering or planning to relocate to another city. The post Seattle Residents Think Of Moving But Tech Is Hiring appeared first on The Seattle Medium.
A sizable amount of people living in Seattle may think the city’s best days are behind it. A recent report shows that among the 15 largest metro areas, Seattle had the second-highest percentage of people considering or planning to relocate to another city. At the same time, some experts looking at various online job boards such as LinkedIn and Indeed found over 1,000 new tech positions posted in Seattle in the last seven days.
The federal government released survey data which shows that of the nearly 1.6 million households in the Seattle area in 2021, 11% were either thinking about or planning to move to a different place in the next 12 months. It does not look like it is due to opportunities.
Recent news has stated tech companies were firing workers. From Microsoft and Amazon to smaller startups and apps, mass layoffs at U.S. tech companies have now claimed more than 300,000 jobs. Seattle-based staffing firm Robert Half put out information stating that half of the company’s data shows new permanent roles will be added in the next three months from 54% of Seattle companies.
Crime rates post pandemic has turned many off towards big cities. Inflation has made it tougher buying items because they cost more. Nationally, 9.8 million households, or 7.6%, reported they were planning or considering moving to a different city or somewhere else in the next 12 months. Seattle-area renters indicated plans or desire to move to a different city or somewhere else: 19.5% of renters vs. 5% of homeowners.
Information from the government can be used to creat evidence based solutions and help experts and leaders plan based on trends. The data looking at relocations comes from the 2021 American Housing Survey, the Department of Housing and Urban Development as well as the U.S. Census Bureau.
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