Employment: Finding Jobs Coast-to-Coast

About 800,000 Americans change their jobs every month—and half of them move to other towns or states in the process. The increased mobility of the labor force is drastically altering the 4,300 U.S. employment agencies, which until recently have usually limited their operations to a single city or region. Today's trend is to chain agencies, which process job openings and applicants nationally. The pioneer of the chains, and the biggest of them, is Philadelphia-based Snelling and Snelling, whose 119 offices in 29 states last year found jobs for 100,000 Americans and brought in $6,500,000 for the company.

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