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From the Graebel Newsroom.

Graebel Co-Hosts Relocation Round Table in Kansas City, Missouri

 
Send questions, request for additional information to marcom@graebel.com

June 3, 2011

(Aurora, COLO) – Wednesday, June 8th, Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide, Inc. and Wells Fargo will co-host a regional round table for corporate relocation professionals and global mobility executives in the Kansas City market. A recognized leader in its field and in the relocation industry, Hallmark, will host the event at its facility at 2501 McGee Traffic Way in Kansas City.  Relocation leaders from twenty locally-based companies will attend this by-invitation event, ‘Re-inventing Relocation’ that will cover best and next practices in global mobility and talent retention and acquisition. Graebel has hosted regional round tables across the U.S. since 2007.

Although the U.S. economy has shown signs of slowing recently, organizations are making plans to relocate a greater number of employees this year. According to a Worldwide Employee Relocation Council report that covered employee transfer volume and costs, however 32-percent of employees remain resistant to relocations.  Additionally, 24-percent of dual-income families are also reticent to forego a spouse or partner’s salary. With few exceptions, the U.S. real estate market continues to weaken companies’ abilities to relocate their employees, as 88-percent of home-owners find themselves in a negative equity situation.  Unemployment continues to be high nationwide; and, according to last week’s Dun & Bradstreet preliminary impact analysis of the Mississippi River flooding  2.14 million employees in the four most impacted states of Missouri, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee may be impacted. Missouri has 750,982 employees, or 35-percent of these total employees. From an economic perspective, there may be a $483.1 billion in sales at risk. It is unclear how the real estate and relocation industry in this region will be further affected by the natural disasters this year.

Relocation professionals at the Kansas City regional round table, ‘Re-inventing Relocation’, will have on their agenda ways to identify new, innovative strategies to overcome these obstacles along with discussions on policy benchmarking formulae.

To learn more about future regional round tables or to attend this event, email marcom@graebel.com and a local Graebel representative will contact you. 

About Graebel Companies, Inc.

Founded in 1950, Graebel is a relocation and moving company that provides worldwide relocation and move management services, domestic U.S. and international moving and storage services, freight forwarding, and commercial office moving and workplace services. Divisions include Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide, Inc., Graebel Movers International, Inc., Graebel Commercial Services, Inc., Graebel Van Lines, Inc., Graebel Movers, Inc., and Move Management, Inc. The World Headquarters is in Aurora, Colorado and on-the-ground services are performed in 153 countries, and its centers are located throughout the U.S., and in Prague, the Czech Republic, and Singapore. Graebel is a privately-held company that boasts a strong balance sheet, proprietary technology for business intelligence reporting and employs an extensively background-checked and trained employee workforce. Clientele include respected firms in the Fortune 500 and the global 100.  For two consecutive years, 2011 and 2010 Graebel has been ranked the number one relocation company in the ‘HRO Today’ Baker’s Dozen.  Among its multiple industry-first innovations is the launch of the moving industry’s first relocation and move managements apps.  To learn more visit: www.graebel.com

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