How many workers plan to change jobs in 2021?

p 1 exclusive more than half of us workers are looking to change jobs this year

Final yr modified every thing for workplaces throughout America. However now that 2020 is lastly behind us, modifications are nonetheless afoot. They’re simply extra self-directed.

A brand new survey carried out by Harris Ballot completely for Quick Firm discovered that almost all (52%) of U.S. workers are contemplating a job change this yr, and as many as 44% have precise plans in place to make the leap.

As for who’s considering a job hop, the more than likely candidates had been these whose annual family earnings is between $50,000 and $75,000 (the middle-income bracket). Fifty-nine p.c of these people mentioned they’ve thought of making a swap.


Prior to the pandemic in 2018, 51% of workers had been planning to change jobs that yr in accordance to data from Statista.

However the ballot indicated that much more managers and extremely expert workers are ready to change jobs. Shut to half (48%) of six-figure salaried workers are plotting their switches and as many as 66% of them are feeling extra assured about their choice to change jobs than they did six months in the past. Throughout the board, 21% of workers surveyed felt there have been “higher alternatives accessible to [them] at different corporations.”

And people alternatives aren’t simply discovered in steps up the company ladder. Because the jobs market continues to rebound, it’s secure to say that the nice distant work experiment thrust upon many American workers final March has modified perceptions about the place they need to work. Flexibility is in excessive demand for workers searching for new positions.

Distant work and work-from-home choices are valued by 68% of presently employed workers, and 43% of ladies asserted that these choices are “crucial,” versus 33% of males. Eighteen p.c of workers mentioned they’d choose to have extra versatile hours in a brand new job.