I received a job offer with a company that has several corporate locations (in different states), one of which is in the metro area I live in. The recruiter stated they cannot offer me the preferred location because they would not be compliant with "laws" stating they cannot fill a job in a location different than what was listed in the job posting. Is this at all true?
For context, I was encouraged by a friend within that company to apply to the positions that align with my interest and experience regardless of location because they have a great need to add head count to those parts of the organization. Maybe this was poor advice but nevertheless, I am trying to see if I have no leverage or not since they are claiming some law. If their leadership prefers certain locations.