COMP NEWS – A new survey indicates that nearly two-thirds of American workers are on the prowl for new jobs.

Nearly two-thirds of workers are on the hunt for a new job—and they’re getting them. Nearly nine out of 10 company executives say they are seeing higher-than-normal turnover at the organizations, according to a new survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

 

The number of workers looking for a new job has almost doubled since spring. About 64% reported they were seeking a new job at the start of August, when PwC surveyed 1,007 full-time and part-time U.S.-based employees and 752 executives. That’s up from 36% of workers in May.

 

That’s a “significant” jump, Neil Dhar, PwC’s chief clients officer, said Thursday. “Simply put, many workforces are just tired, and they’re looking for change.” Hispanic and Black employees are more likely to be looking—82% and 67%, respectively—than white workers, about 57% of whom cited a desire for a new job. 

The most important thing these workers are looking for? More pay.

The biggest reason for the job search for many is a better salary, with 46% of women saying better pay was the biggest driver compared to 34% of men.

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