With the cost of living rising, a new report shows that 37% of UK workers are considering changing jobs in order to earn more money.
The Totaljobs survey revealed that essential workers are twice as likely to have handed in their notice and move into a different sector due to being offered a higher wage.
As many as 47% of UK workers admit that they’re living payslip to payslip with very limited disposable income.
Since the start of the year, 838,133 workers say that they have had to take on loans to fund basic living expenses. Five per cent said that this is the first time they’ve had to do this – this figure rises to nine per cent for essential workers.
Jon Wilson, CEO of Totaljobs, commented on the findings, “During the course of the pandemic, everyone came to recognise the value and importance of our key workers. Society simply couldn’t have functioned without them, and they kept this country running.
“However, those we stood outside and clapped for every Thursday continue to be among the worst paid in our society. This research illustrates that everyone is feeling the pinch of the rising cost of living – yet it is disproportionately felt by our key workers – to the extent that some are looking to move jobs for one that provides them with more financial security.”
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