Younger Workers Keeping Options Open

January 2, 2001 ( - Nearly a quarter (23%) of US workers plan to look for a new job in 2001, with nearly half (43%) of the 18-24 year-old category checking out the want ads according to a new survey.

Nearly three-fourths of respondents were planning to sit tight, according to a nationwide telephone survey conducted for recruiter AOC by Opinion Research Corporation.

Not surprisingly, older workers are less likely to be “looking”, with just a quarter of those aged 25 to 44 planning to make a change. Just 17% of those 45-54 were, while a mere 12% of those aged 55-64 were contemplating a “voluntary” job switch.