Will employed Americans consider a job change during the pandemic? A survey of 993 full-time and part-time US workers by staffing provider Yoh found that 78% would not as long as they can continue to work at their current job.
One reason: 69% say they don’t think they would be able to find a new job during the Covid-19 crisis.
The survey also found that 72% of those ages 35-54 don’t think they would be able to find a new job during the pandemic. Those ages 18 to 24 were a bit more optimistic with 67% saying they don’t think they would be able to find another job while among those ages 55 and up, 65% didn’t think they would be able to find another job.
“While many Americans are rightfully wary about changing jobs during such an uncertain time, hiring can and does happen,” said Emmett McGrath, president of Yoh. “However, it does require expert recruitment process and employers who take the steps to show workers the value they have on the business’s success.”
Other findings in the survey included:
- 69% of those 44 and younger vs. 55% of those 45 and older would consider changing jobs during the pandemic if they felt their current company was not doing enough to protect their employees.
- 60% of those 44 and younger vs. 42% of those 45 and older would consider changing jobs during the crisis to work for a company that is actively making a difference to help the situation.
- 56% of those 44 and younger vs. 36% of those 45 and older say working in the current Covid-19 crisis has made them reconsider if they are in the right job.
The survey was conducted online for Yoh by The Harris Poll.