We started hearing about employers pitching in for employees' gas a few months ago, and it's taken just that short amount of time for this work perk to become trendy. It's one trend that stems from necessity: One career services worker reported that of the 14 calls her company received in the last week, nine job seekers said high gas prices were the primary reason for leaving their jobs.
Now that it's obvious that some workers really just can't take the high cost of gas anymore and are seeking employment elsewhere, more employers are finding ways to help their staff get to work. In their eyes, it's cheaper to keep current employees by supplementing gas expenses than enduring turnover.
I wouldn't be surprised if gas perks start appearing in job advertisements. Keep your eyes peeled!