Between the Great Resignation and the layoffs of the pandemic, there are a lot of people looking for new jobs these days. And that’s presenting a ripe opportunity for scam artists.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), on Monday, issued a warning to Americans about bad actors who use fake job offers to steal money and personal information, a continuation of a heart-of-the-pandemic scam. By gathering that information, the scam artists are able to file fraudulent unemployment claims in their name, which not only costs the government, but also could significantly impact the victim’s tax bill and eligibility for future benefits.
“They promise you a job, but what they want is your money and your personal information,” says the FBI.
November fueled another record month for the Great Resignation, as 4.5 million workers either left or switched jobs, according to data released Tuesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The November milestone usurps the previous record of approximately 4.4 million workers who ditched their jobs in September.
The so-called quits rate, which examines the amount of voluntary departures as a percentage of total employment, increased in both smaller businesses employing one to nine workers as well as larger shops with 1,000 to 4,999 workers.
It’s now been more than six months since the term “Great Resignation” started hitting headlines, as employees facing rising costs ventured out on a mass scale to look for better wages and better experiences. The term has taken on a life of its own, with countless articles, a Wikipedia page and even as the title of a book.
But so far, coverage of the “Great Resignation” has focused on the negative: the workers that businesses are losing. More than half a year after the start of this great exodus, it’s time for leaders to look at where employees are headed next and to get ready for the next phase of the ever-changing employment situation: “The Great Onboarding.”