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A record 4.4 million people quit in September as Great Resignation shows no signs of stopping

[CNBC, Getty Images] A record-high 4.4 million people, or 3% of workers, quit their job in September, according to the Labor Department’s latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey released Friday. The tight market, where workers have more leverage to move around and employers are doing everything they can to staff up, is already impacting the holiday shopping […]

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The geography of the Great Resignation: First-time data shows where Americans are quitting the most

[Washington Post, Getty Images] Kentucky, Idaho, South Dakota and Iowa reported the highest increases in the rates of workers who quit their jobs in August, according to a new glimpse of quit rates in the labor market released Friday. The largest increase in the number of quitters happened in Georgia, with 35,000 more people leaving […]

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Workers quitting en masse is ‘a great thing,’ says workplace happiness expert—here’s why

[CNBC, Jenn Lim] Jenn Lim has made a career out of helping people be happier at work. She’s spent a decade-plus as CEO of Delivering Happiness, a consulting company that helps organizations build better and more sustainable workplaces. Now, as the pandemic has led people to re-evaluate how they live and spend their time, many are […]

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Why American workers are quitting in record numbers

[Yahoo News, Getty Images] What’s happening The number of Americans quitting their jobs has hit record highs over the past several months in a phenomenon economists have been calling the “Great Resignation.” In August, 4.3 million U.S. workers — almost 3 percent of the entire American workforce — voluntarily left their positions, the highest number since the Bureau […]

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A record number of Americans are quitting their jobs. Here’s how they make money after they quit.

[The Washington Post] Getting by in ‘The Great Resignation’: How people who quit or retired are making ends meet. Many are counting on their savings and Social Security. In discussing the surge of workers quitting or retiring during the coronavirus pandemic, one question that I keep hearing, and that I asked last week, is: How are people who […]

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Economy adds disappointing 194,000 jobs in September as schools reopen but COVID spikes linger

[USA TODAY, Getty Images] Hiring slowed again in September as a surge in COVID 19 cases offset the reopening of most schools and expiration of unemployment benefits, developments that were expected to coax some Americans back to work. The economy added 194,000 jobs and the unemployment rate, which is calculated from a different survey, fell from 5.2% to […]

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For many workers, the return to offices has become ‘The Great Wait.’ It’s costing employers millions

[CNBC, Getty Images] On Tuesday, Google became the latest major company to announce another delay in its return-to-office plan, pushing its reopening date to January 2022. Most recently, the tech giant planned its return for October, which was a delay from September, which was a delay from July 2021. Companies including Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Starbucks already […]

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The ‘Great Resignation’ is likely to continue, as 55% of Americans anticipate looking for a new job

[CNBC, Getty Images] Most Americans expect to look for a new job as the pandemic continues. Some 55% of people in the workforce, meaning that they’re currently working or actively looking for employment, said they are likely to look for a new job in the next 12 months, according to Bankrate’s August jobseeker survey, published Monday. […]

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Job seekers have all the power right now. Here are our 5 best tips for finding a career you love.

[Business Insider] This summer is the best time to be looking for a new job.Employers are looking to woo workers with signing bonuses and other perks.Insider’s compiled a helpful guide for anyone searching for a new role this summer.The job market is on fire right now. After a steep decline at the beginning of the […]

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Illinois unemployment fund faces potential $8 billion deficit

[Illinois Policy, AP] Historic unemployment payouts related to the COVID-19 shutdowns left Illinois’ fund billions in the hole. State leaders did nothing to fix it, meaning there could be reduced benefits for the unemployed or higher taxes on employers trying to recover. Illinois business leaders are worried after Springfield lawmakers twice passed a state budget, […]

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