A corporate relocation occurs when an employer agrees to pay for the cost for an employee to relocate to another geographical area for his or her job. Corporate relocation takes place every day throughout the world. It is often cheaper for employers to pay existing employees to move than it is to hire a new employee for the job. Employers need to address the distinctive business needs of each separate location, and geographically reallocating employees is one way to meet those needs. Corporate relocation agreements typically include the cost of packing and moving an employee's furnishings and personal belongings. It usually covers incidental expenses, such as temporarily lodging and meals, incurred while en route to the new location. Ideally, employers will compensate for a down payment on a home in the new city as well. Employees can negotiate additional items to be included in the corporate relocation agreement if the items are reasonable.