Yunz are cactus now
The Wall Street Journal has an in depth look at a Pittsburgher who moved to Austrialia in August in search of well paying employment. See: American Fills a Jobs Shortage—in the Aussie Outback - An American's Coveted Gig: Three-Week Shifts at Mining Port in Remote Australia
The story is behind the paywall, but use the Google News back door and search for the article and you should get to read it.
It goes into the story of Charles Stella, a 31-year-old boilermaker from Pittsburgh, who moved to Australia because of the well-paid jobs there. Note that it appears Mr. Stella was employed when he was here, but the prospect of much better paying employment is what prompted him to move literally around the world. Migration is indeed just a form of arbitrage.
update: a reader points out that Perth, where Mr. Stella landed, is about as close to Pittsburgh's antipode as you can get anywhere on the face of planet earth. Literally the place farthest from Pittsburgh as is possible.
So it is remarkable in lots of ways. Here in Pittsburgh our knowledge of all things Australian rarely extends beyond that which Crockodile Dundee might have (mis)taught us. Remember this old post here: Thought she was cactus.
If you really take the time to read the whole piece, take note of the very last paragraph.
There was a video produced by the WSJ to go along with the story which is available. Also his abbreviated diary is part of the story package.