MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Great Resignation continues. The Labor Department says 4.5 million Americans quit their jobs in November, a new record. Many of those resignations are coming in the restaurant industry, trucking, and healthcare.
“People don’t want to always settle for the same thing that they might have settled for in employment in the past. Now we know that many jobs can be done remotely. Now we know that there can be a higher degree of flexibility,” says Bankrate Economist Mark Hamrick.READ MORE: Deadly Crash Shuts Down Deerfield Beach Streets; BSO Cruiser Towed From Scene
He says people are quitting in the middle of a worker shortage. There are 10.6 million job openings in the U.S., according to the Labor Department.
“The challenge for 2022 is going to be matching the supply and demand for workers,” Hamrick says.
Last year, Gabby Ianniello decided a corporate job in real estate wasn’t for her, and she wanted to try something new.READ MORE: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, Who Grew Up In Miami, Could Be Next US Supreme Court Justice
“You know, with the world changing, it put a lot of perspective of like, life is short, so I might as well try now while I don’t have kids, I don’t have a mortgage,” she says.
The experience of resigning led to her own company called Corporate Quitter, where she offers podcasts and consulting.
Ianniello says before making the decision to resign, “Experiment before you actually take the leap. You’re never gonna know what you like, or if you’re even cut out for it, until you actually try.”MORE NEWS: Miami Twin Brothers Will Set Sail For Harvard In The Fall
She says her leap is leading to success in business and in life.