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Americans are leaving their jobs – and millennials and Gen Zers are leading the way. A survey conducted by LinkedIn and CensusWide in late 2022 found that more than half of U.S. workers – 61% – were contemplating leaving their job or a career change in 2023. That number was even higher when looking explicitly at younger employees: 72% of Gen Zers (ages 18-25) and 66% of millennials (ages 26-41) said they were considering a career change in the next 12 months. That’s compared to 55% of Gen Xers (aged 42-57) and 30% of baby boomers (aged 58-76).

While it may be easy to chalk this trend up to younger employees being disloyal or entitled job-hoppers, it signals the need for a culture change.

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