Employed Americans are quitting their jobs at the fastest pace in 16 years, and recent data shows a substantial amount of confidence in the U.S. economy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the quits rate rose to 2.2% and 3.2 million Americans left their jobs in January – up from 2.9 million in January of 2016. What is triggering this recent worker exodus, and where are workers going?
“We are tracking a lot of hiring announcements right now, and the positions advertised include good pay and benefits. Many of the top jobs are in tech, STEM, and related fields, such as data management and analysis,” said John Challenger, CEO of global outplacement and executive coaching firm, Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.