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Why Millennials Are Ending The 9 To 5 - Forbes

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We live in a strange economy.

There are many people who struggle to find a job -- any job.

There are many people who struggle to find a job that pays a decent income.

And then there are the people who demand more from a job or they'll quit:

Freelancing and self-employment are on the rise. Meanwhile, 60% of Millennials are leaving their companies in less than three years. With 87% of companies reporting a cost of between $15,000 and $25,000 to replace each lost Millennial employee, industries need to start paying attention to structural changes. Reports and studies seem to indicate three roots to Millennials’ discontent and the resulting upheaval: the drives for flexibility, purposeful labor and economic security.

It's hard enough to find a job that pays well.

Jobs that are flexible and have meaning? They are not being created quickly enough.

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