News Release

For Immediate Release - March 26, 2014 

Worldwide ERC News Release
Kristin White, Director, Communications & Marketing
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Karen Yuen, Director, Asia Pacific Initiatives
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Worldwide ERC® Announces China Wholly Owned Foreign Entity 

Worldwide ERC® is pleased to announce the formation of a Wholly Owned Foreign Entity (“WOFE”), in Shanghai, China. The enterprise will allow the association to expand its activities and services in the region, offering educational resources, conferences and professional accreditation programs for workforce mobility professionals.

“We are delighted to reach this significant milestone in 2014, as the association for workforce mobility celebrates its 50th anniversary year,” said Worldwide ERC® 2014 Chairman, Pandra Richie, SCRP, SGMS-T, The Long & Foster Companies. As our recent Talent Mobility in China survey results confirmed, the volume of movement into and within the PRC is substantial and poised for growth, so the timing is right.”

The association has been active in China with corporate benchmarking events and global mobility training since hosting its first Global Workforce Summit: Talent Mobility in APAC event in 2002. “Effective talent mobility and management is integral to a company’s strategic business development and competitive advantage,” said Peggy Smith, SCRP, SGMS-T, President and CEO of Worldwide ERC®. “Establishing a WOFE in Shanghai and adding to our staff in the region is a natural progression of our work to continue advancing the talent mobility profession and deliver the tools to help support compliant, effective programs. We are excited about this announcement and look forward to more interaction with professionals and companies concerned with talent mobility in China.”

About Worldwide ERC®
Worldwide ERC® has served for 50 years as the membership association and foremost center for corporate and government mobility, educating and connecting mobility professionals worldwide. The recognized industry authority on talent mobility and assignments in the U.S. and major global traffic areas, Worldwide ERC® is headquartered in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, with representation in Belgium and a Wholly Owned Foreign Entity in China. Contact Worldwide ERC® at +1 703 842 3400, or visit

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