Expanding further on the findings of a recent workforce survey report by Fisher Phillips; employers cited these to be the top two reasons for the current worker shortage:

  • 60% said employees left for higher-paying jobs

  • 58% state unemployment benefits are to blame and fare better than actual work

2 Main Reasons Driving the Current Labor Shortage

Other highlighted factors included:

  • 36% of employers blamed stress-related burnout

  • 35% said family care responsibilities were too overwhelming

  • 33% said employees chose to leave for a greater work-life balance

  • 29% believe they want increased benefits/perks

  • 22% said due to retirement

  • Vaccine mandates only made the cut by 12% among respondents.

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