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Why are you staying? Exploring the Great Resignation

Columbus, Ohio (June 8, 2022) — The pandemic brought about significant changes, one of which was a mass exodus of the workforce, often referred to as The Great Resignation. Many people, at all career levels and positions, decided to leave the brick-and-mortar world behind. Personal or family illness, and the shift to online schooling for young children were among the many reasons for this shift. 

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Regardless of why, 47.8 million people quit their jobs in 2021 — an average of 4 million per month — the highest average on record, topping the 2019 average of 3.5 million, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

Those who were willing to make a few adjustments were in the perfect position to take advantage of a wide variety of remote work opportunities. They quickly learned that not only could they support their families by working from home, but they could also save money, enjoy increased flexibility, and spend more time with those they loved. 

“Remote work was once thought of as a ‘convenient option for a select few,’” said Tammy Spring, Operations Manager, Digital Works. “The last two years changed that convenience to a reality for many. If you have been considering making the switch, but don’t know where or how to get started, let us help you on your journey! We have been in the business of creating remote workers since 2013.”

Although remote work has clear benefits, it is important to remember that no situation is perfect. If you are interested in exploring your options and learning more about how to work from home successfully, Connected Nation’s Digital Works program is here to help. To learn more, please visit us at

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About the Author: Tammy Spring is the Operations Manager for Digital Works. Tammy is responsible for providing day-to-day oversight of Connected Nation’s Digital Works program, including a wide range of training, mentoring, and supervisory activities. These activities provide guidance for job placement and career growth.