The Great Resignation will likely continue into 2022. About one-quarter of workers are looking to get a new job this year, according to a report from ResumeBuilder.com released earlier this week. Of those employees, some want to move into tech-related industries such as IT, business and finance.
Roughly 23% of those surveyed last month said they want to quit this year. Another 9% have already found a new job, and an additional 9% said they’ll retire this year. Most of those resignations are happening in the retail, food and hospitality industries, according to the report.
As labor grows scarcer and pricier, stores are turning to cashier-less checkout to stay in business.
Why it matters: Businesses increasingly face the almost unheard-of predicament of figuring out how to keep their doors open with fewer — or no — employees.
What’s happening: The number of people who want a job isn’t rising very fast, Axios’ Courtenay Brown and Neil Irwin report. The share of adults in the labor force remains 1.5 percentage points below pre-pandemic levels.
- And when it comes to in-person service jobs on Main Street, COVID-19 outbreaks can quickly exacerbate the worker shortage.
- As a result, stores are looking for new ways to navigate the shortage.