A new report from global talent solutions firm Robert Half says that 4 in 10 Dallas workers plan to look for a new job in the first half of 2022.
That’s up from 38% six months ago. The firm’s biannual Job Optimism Report surveyed more than 2,400 workers across the U.S.
30% of Dallas workers surveyed also said they would quit their current job even without another job lined up.
The most-cited reasons for switching jobs include a desire for higher pay (48%), the ability to work remotely (40%), and better benefits and perks (40%).
Gen Z professionals are most eager to switch
According to the report, Gen Z professionals are the most likely to start job searching in Dallas, at 52%. Next most likely in Big D are employees who’ve been with their company for two to four years (49%) and tech workers (47%).
Other highlights include a desire for fully remote jobs
In other local highlights from the report, 85% of Dallas workers feel confident about their current skill set, with 53% planning to seek a promotion as the next step in their career.
But the report notes frustration as well. 50% of the Dallas workers surveyed feel they don’t have a clear path for advancement at their company.
Is remote work here to stay?
Finally, another shot over the bow in the Great Office Wars: More than half of Dallas workers (53%) are interested in fully remote positions at companies based in a different city or state.
Robert Half frames that last stat as proving “remote work is here to stay.”
The graphic below looks at job search plans for U.S. workers nationwide. The numbers align fairly closely with what Robert Half found in Dallas:
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