Migration and Job Vacancy Information

Mark N.K. Saunders*

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Some labour migration is initiated by employers as multi-locational companies move their employees between various sites. J. McKay and J. S. Whitelaw inferred an important role for this type of migration through their study of those occupational categories closely associated with large firms in Australia. The systems approach incorporates a method for conceptualising the system of interest, vacancy information and job related migration, as a series of components. Many of these are related to one another, and some are also coupled to other systems or components of interest outside the system of interest. In contrast job seekers control the amount and type of vacancy information received through their choice of information media to consult. By choosing certain outlets the job seeker will immediately restrict search to vacancies in a specific area, and perhaps range of occupations. Job seekers can therefore predetermine their probability of migration through the choice of information channels..

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLabour Migration
Subtitle of host publicationThe Internal Geographical Mobility of Labour in the Developed World
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780429676796
ISBN (Print)9780367026202
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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