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42% of workers eye quitting their jobs: FlexJobs

42% of workers eye quitting their jobs: FlexJobs

June 5, 2023

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Nearly half of workers, 42%, are actively considering quitting their current jobs, according to a survey by FlexJobs. The report found that another 20% recently quit their jobs.

The top reasons workers cited for quitting are poor work-life balance, 29%; low or unfair pay, 28%; and toxic company culture, 27%.

“It’s not surprising at all to me that among the top factors for people wanting to quit their jobs or change careers is seeking better work-life balance and remote work options,” said Sara Sutton, founder and CEO of FlexJobs. “This theme has been strong among job seekers for many years and post-pandemic, it has only strengthened.”

The report also found that 58% of workers are actively trying to make a career change, while 25% said they had already attempted to do so. Only 17% of workers said they have not been or are not interested in making a career change. The top reason specified for wanting to change careers was remote work options, cited by 50%, followed by higher pay, cited by 48%.

Besides quitting and changing careers, another big factor impacting workers’ decisions is the fear of being laid off, according to the report.

FlexJobs surveyed more than 2,600 working professionals between May 3 and May 21 for the report.