95% of Americans Are Looking to Land New Jobs This Year: Survey

By Jace Dela Cruz

Mar 30, 2024 12:32 AM EDT

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In a recent survey conducted by job site Monster, it was found that a significant majority of Americans, totaling 95%, expressed intentions to seek new employment opportunities in 2024. 

The primary driving force behind this desire for change appears to be financial, with 45% of respondents citing the need for a higher income as their motivation for seeking new job prospects. 

Americans Look for Higher Income

According to the survey findings, 45% of respondents expressed the need for a higher income, marking a 5% increase from the previous year. 

Additionally, 30% reported being currently unemployed, representing a 5% decrease from 2023. Furthermore, 40% indicated a perceived lack of growth opportunities in their current roles, reflecting a 6% increase from the previous year. 

Moreover, 27% identified their current workplace environment as toxic, marking a 2% increase from 2023. Another 26% sought better benefits as a reason for exploring new job opportunities. 

Certain red flags were identified by respondents during the job search process, including tardiness for interviews, frequent job changes, resume gaps, lack of timeliness in communication, and living in a different location from the office. 

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Recruitment is Still Robust Amid AI Rise

Scott Gutz, CEO of Monster, highlighted that despite economic uncertainties, recruitment activities for 2024 are expected to remain robust. Approximately 64% of recruiters expressed intentions to continue hiring as usual, with only 2% anticipating layoffs or furloughs. 

"We witnessed a new technology take the world by storm and it's one that ​has great implications for the future of the workforce. For the first time, ​Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a resource that became widely available to ​employees and employers. Despite its accessibility, less than half (49%) ​of workers have used ChatGPT or a different AI generator for work. As ​this technology continues to advance, it remains to be seen how the ​workforce evolves with it," Gutz said in a statement

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