At least [for] now, a few employees feel they can do better as consultants or freelancers because they’ve been required to take on so much extra work they need more control of their time.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2013
The most recent Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey shows promising results: 2.16 million people quit their jobs in February, a sign that workers feel confident enough about the economy to leave a job where they are unhappy. This is the highest number of people who have quit since late 2008.
Rather than staying in an unsatisfying position, many are taking their chances finding work elsewhere, freelancing or consulting, or choosing to take on an entrepreneur role. It is expected that 40% of working American’s will be self-employed and likely working from home by 2020.
One reason many are leaving their jobs is the long hours they are expected to work.
“At least [for] now, a few employees feel they can do better as consultants or freelancers because they’ve been required to take on so much extra work they need more control of their time . . . employers are demanding longer work hours from those who are employed. This has put a particularly heavy burden on working mothers and others who have primary responsibility for child care or elder care,” says economist Robert Reich.
The survey also revealed that February saw a total of 3.92 million job openings, but these positions aren’t getting filled as quickly as employers would like. Job openings have risen 11.3 percent over the last year, but hiring is down 1.6 percent. This is due to applicants not having the necessary skills for the positions.
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