Survey: 21 Percent of Workers Aim to Leave Current Employer in 2016


If you celebrated the close of 2015 with expectations of leaving your current job in 2016, Victory State Bank is positing that you are among the 21 percent of employees nationwide who have pledged to do so.


In support of this theory, Staten Island’s only community-based business bank is citing a recent national survey conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder.


Of the representative sample of 3,252 workers across industries, the poll results found that more than one in five employees are pledging to leave their current employers in 2016, a 5 percent increase since last year (16 percent).


Among younger workers, the numbers are starker. Three in 10 employees ages 18 to 34 (30 percent) expect to have a new job by the end of 2016, compared to 23 percent last year.


To keep their resolution to find a new job, 34 percent of employees are regularly searching for job opportunities, even though they're currently employed — a four point increase since last year.


New Year's Resolutions at Work

Aside from finding a new job, the top New Year's resolutions that workers say they're making for the office this year are:


·         Save more of my pay: 38 percent (vs. 42 percent last year)

·         Be less stressed: 28 percent (vs. 34 percent last year)

·         Get a raise or promotion: 26 percent (vs. 26 percent last year)

·         Eat healthier at work: 19 percent (vs. 25 percent last year)

·         Learn something new (take more courses, training, seminars): 17 percent (vs. 22 percent last year)


About Victory State Bank


VSB Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: VSBN) is the one-bank holding company for Victory State Bank. As Staten Island, N.Y.’s only community-based commercial bank, Victory State Bank operates five full-service locations on the Island: The main office in the community of Great Kills, and branches in the communities of West Brighton, St. George, Dongan Hills and Rosebank. For additional information, Victory State Bank may be reached at 718-979-1100 or visited online at


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