COVID-19 PROMPTS MAJORITY OF JOB SEEKERS TO WEIGH SWITCHING CAREERS

 


Covid-19 is prompting some workers to mull career changes, according to a poll by careers website iHire. Its survey found that 61.8% of job seekers are considering a major career change in the coming year. And nearly half of those weighing a career change said such a change is very likely.

“Job seekers are exploring alternative industries not only due to layoffs but also because their sectors — such as hospitality, culinary and travel — have changed dramatically due to Covid-19 restrictions,” iHire President and CEO Steve Flook said. “In some cases, people are changing careers because of the high demands of working in essential industries, like healthcare, throughout the pandemic.”

The survey included 2,871 job seekers. It took place earlier this month. Respondents came from iHire’s database of active and passive job seekers across 56 industries.