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The Great Resignation slows ... a little

Jul 8, 2022
The latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey showed the share of workers quitting jobs ticked down from the historic highs earlier this year.
The latest JOLTS reports showed a slight slowdown in quitting.
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Reframing the Great Resignation as a time of exploration for both employers and workers

Mar 23, 2022
An era of workforce turnover can open new opportunities for both employers and workers, says management consultant Keith Ferrazzi.
An era of workforce turnover can open new opportunities for both employers and workers, says management consultant Keith Ferrazzi.
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Transit systems struggle to find enough bus drivers

Jan 4, 2022
Some drivers are retiring, others are going to work for commercial delivery services.
Higher wages from private competitors and a workforce near retirement has led to a bus driver shortage. Above, a Detroit bus driver poses for a portrait in 2020.
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From middle school teacher to stay-at-home dad: Why one father left his job

Dec 2, 2021
When the pandemic forced schools to close, Michael Cochran left his job to take on more childcare responsibilities at home.
A father left his job as a teacher to focus on family. Here's how they are making it work.
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Will early retirees return to work during the labor shortage?

Nov 29, 2021
Marketplace's senior economics contributor Chris Farrell examines whether or not early retirees are likely to return to the labor force.
A jump in retirements became one of the major forces behind the labor shortage. Now the question is whether these early retirees could be returning to the workforce.
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Data showing the Big Quit includes the big bosses

Nov 22, 2021
The upside of CEO turnover, however, is that more people are getting opportunities to move up.
People are quitting at record rates — that includes CEOs.
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Why one former ICU nurse quit his job: "I was having panic attacks"

Nov 11, 2021
Exploring the pandemic's toll on health care workers.
A nurse tends to a COVID-19 patient in a Connecticut ICU in April 2020. Understaffing and pandemic stressors have prompted many nurses to consider leaving the field.
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Negotiating during the Great Resignation

While openings are more abundant lately, consultant Amii Barnard-Bahn argues for improving the terms of your job rather than leaving it.
"If you're known and respected and have relationships, credibility and organizational trust, you're in a really good leverage position," says leadership consultant Amii Barnard-Bahn.
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Some former restaurant workers are finding new careers in other kitchens

Oct 27, 2021
The hours are better, there are paid sick and vacation days, and there's health insurance.
Many find better hours and benefits away from the high-octane atmosphere of the restaurant kitchen.
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"The Big Quit" isn't going away anytime soon

Jobs survey data from the hiring website LinkedIn shows many feel now is the best time to make that career change
The pandemic has led to a record number of people deciding to leave their jobs.
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