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Nearly one-third of employers expect workers to job-hop

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Does job-hopping (working for various employers for a short period of time) carry the same stigma in today’s job market? Not necessarily, according to a new study from CareerBuilder. More than half (55%) of employers surveyed said they have hired a job-hopper and nearly one-third (32%) of all employers said they have come to expect workers to job-hop.

Information technology, an industry with a notable talent shortage and highly competitive recruitment tactics, has the largest percentage of employers who expect workers to job-hop.

The industries where job-hopping is most expected:

Information technology   42%

Leisure/hospitality   41%

Transportation   37%

Retail   36%

Manufacturing   32%

Source: CareerBuilder survey, May 2014

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