2021 Job Seeker Nation Report

Over the past year, the pandemic has greatly altered the dynamics of the U.S. labor market, bringing about what we believe to be “The Rise of the Optimized Workforce,” fueled by the profound change in the concerns, challenges, and priorities for workers and job seekers nationwide.

The 2021 Job Seeker Nation Report gathered responses from more than 1,500 adults, with the resulting data revealing that:

  • More than half of surveyed workers have or plan to have a second source of income outside of their current job, compared to 36% surveyed in February 2020
  • Two-thirds believe getting a job in 2021 will be more challenging than the year before
  • Sixty-four percent of workers also believe the job seeking process is more stressful currently, especially for working parents
  • One-quarter have changed industries since this time last year

The rise of the optimized workforce

Download Jobvite’s 2021 Job Seeker Nation Report to understand how job seekers, employers, and recruiting decision makers identify with:

  • How job market perceptions have shifted over the past year amidst COVID-19
  • The increase in stress and job insecurity among workers
  • Expectations for employers on D&I initiatives and COVID-19 precautions
  • The importance of company culture, employer brand, and remote work opportunities
  • The impact of the pandemic on working parents
  • The effect of the current job market on salaries and negotiations

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