Sweeteners added to offers for overseas jobs

Want to work overseas? More and more United States companies with foreign operations are adding attractive incentives for executives and others to take jobs abroad, according to the Conference Board, a New York economic research organization.

Of the 120-plus corporations polled this spring, almost all were found to be offering special bonus plans - up from some 70 percent 10 years ago. Extra benefits are also given out in the form of cost-of-living allowances, tax equalization stipends, and housing aid, the study showed.

To compensate for abnormal overseas expenses, 69 percent of the companies in the survey said they provide hardship allowances; 11 percent offer mobility pay.

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