A “help wanted” sign on a window of a restaurant in Miami.
Today, workers are more likely than ever to be looking for a different job. Employers are now more open to remote candidates, and with the economy opening up, more are hiring. The post-pandemic job market is going to be completely different from anything we’ve seen before. See more stories on Insider’s business page.
The world is beginning to open up, and so is the job market.
Recent Microsoft surveys found that 40% of the global workforce is thinking about leaving their employer this year, and that 25% of people 45 years old or older are considering switching careers. A Prudential survey of 2,000 workers found that 26% are more likely to be looking for new roles as the threat of the pandemic subsides.
Some are thinking of leaving because they have reconsidered their values around family time or work-life balance, while others are “YOLO-ing” their careers by quitting stable full-time jobs to pursue new opportunities. Everywhere from fast food to law firms to investment banking, the landscape is shifting.
“The pandemic has absolutely reprioritized