Rising Costs Of Salaries Present More Challenges For Small Businesses

As pandemic restrictions ease, small business owners are discovering an incredibly competitive talent market as workers rethink their careers and their expectations of work, according to a new survey from Prudential Financial.

PASADENA, CA — Job seekers look over job opening fliers. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

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According to the Pulse of the American Worker Survey, a quarter of workers plan to look for a new job once the pandemic is over. Half of the respondents said the pandemic has given them more control in deciding the direction of their career, and 48% are rethinking the type of job they want altogether. Half of workers planning to leave their jobs say they are seeking better compensation and benefits. They also prefer a job that allows for professional growth as well as better work/life balance.

The survey of 2,000 full-time employed adults, conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of Prudential, found that computer…

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