Sixty percent of workers age 60 and up stated that they would look for new employment opportunities after retiring from their current company, up from 57 percent last year.
The findings are part of a “new normal” and the financial crisis that decimated many people’s savings is not the only factor that can be blamed. As the switch was made from defined benefit plans to defined contribution plans, there was, unsurprisingly, a learning curve. Many individuals did not have adequate savings before they were cut even lower by the financial crisis.
The survey, conducted by Harris Interactive on the behalf of CareerBuilder, polled 680 U.S. workers age 60 and older, and more than 2,600 hiring managers and human resources professionals during November of last year.