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83% of Gen Z Americans are job hoppers — survey

Gen Z job hoppers
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TEXAS, UNITED STATES —  Around 83% of Gen Z employees — or those born between the mid-1990s and early 2010s — from the United States (U.S.) had admitted to being job hoppers. 

In a new survey by resume advice site ResumeLab, most Gen Z said they are using job-hopping to broaden their skills and find roles that resonate with their values.

Personal growth, ambition, and family outrank salary as motivators for Gen Z. They prioritize a balanced life, purposeful work, and positive coworker relationships over high pay.

Top reasons for quitting their jobs include excessive overtime (41%), value misalignment (35%), and unhappiness in their roles (33%), with low pay ranking fourth (32%). Notably, three-quarters would exit a job without another in sight, and nearly as many would explore freelancing if conventional roles disappoint.

The survey also highlighted Gen Z’s preferred job perks, with flexible scheduling topping the list (35%), followed by healthcare benefits (31%) and ongoing training opportunities (29%).

However, the report also revealed the Gen Z dream of reaching stability and growth within their roles, with 78% declaring a two- to five-year commitment with their current employers. 

The study, carried out on August 9 to 10, 2023, tapped into the attitudes of 1,100 young workers in the U.S. 

Outside the country, 75% of workers in India admitted to searching for new jobs, with many anticipating moving out of their current employers in the next six months. Meanwhile, more than 9 in 10 university students in Taiwan revealed their goal of finding part-time jobs during their summer semester, with 60% bagging two part-time roles.

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