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Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Jatyra Marsh | KYOU News

As days pass, U.S. citizens are learning new ways to adapt to the constantly changing economy. The most recent change is the number of laborers available in the workforce. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the amount of Americans quitting their jobs increased in August by 4.3 million.

Dr. Michele Williams, an Assistant Professor of Management in Entrepreneurship at the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa and has done research on the matter and believes it boils down to people revaluating their work-life balance. “As people began working at home and working in places that could be a health hazard because of the pandemic, having organizations and managers who are benevolent, who cared about their employees, how they were doing, how their family’s health became more important,” she says.

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