Job search on keyboard The main reason for looking for new work was to find better compensation and benefits, but 25% said they were seeking a better work/life balance. (Image: Shutterstock)

A new study finds that more than half of Americans expect to look for a new job in 2021. The report’s findings suggest that despite growing optimism that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us, the economic fallout from the events of 2020 is still weighing heavily on American workers.

The Employee Engagement & Retention Report, commissioned by the Achievers Workforce Institute, showed that American workers are still facing uncertainty about their work/life balance, their current employment and their future careers.

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