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The Great Resignation could continue into 2022 as 41% of U.S. adults say they’re likely to look for a new job within the next year, according to the latest American Staffing Association Workforce Monitor survey. Hispanic and Black workers are more likely than whites to change jobs. 

In addition, more than one-third (35%) of respondents indicated they were likely to change careers altogether and pursue a new industry or a different role. Once again, respondents of color are more likely to change careers.

The most important factor driving job seekers is pay rate/salary (63%), followed by flexible hours (37%) and benefits/perks (36%). COVID-19 vaccine mandates also come into play. 61% of respondents said they would rather work for an employer with a vaccine mandate than one without. Meanwhile, a minority of job seekers said they would specifically look for an employer without a vaccine mandate.