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Vast majority of Gen Z tech workers say they’d consider new career opportunities

About 90% of Gen Z tech workers under age 25 in North America would consider new career opportunities in 2024, according to a May 8 report from Lorien, a global tech recruitment firm, prompting fears of a brain drain.

In a survey of tech workers in North America, the youngest group also voiced the least satisfaction, with only 13% saying they’re happy in their current role.

“Our data should be a wake-up call for tech employers because it shows a concerning level of dissatisfaction among permanent and contractor talent,” Ryan McMahon, president of Lorien in North America, said in a statement. “Dramatic changes in the tech labor market during the past two years have given workers whiplash in terms of available job opportunities and rewards, so it’s quite natural to see this level of angst.”

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