Report: 50% of working women consider leaving jobs

According to new research from Milwaukee-based Kane Communications Group, half of the women in Wisconsin’s workforce are considering whether to quit their current jobs. A report by Wisconsin Public Radio outlined the findings that show dissatisfied working women do not feel valued and connected. In retail, food service, and hospitality jobs, the percentage of dissatisfied working women in Wisconsin is at 60%. Findings from the research include:

  • 50% of Wisconsin working women are considering quitting work “constantly,” “often,” or “sometimes;”
  • In every age category, the top reason Wisconsin working women cited they would leave their job is feeling undervalued in their current role, more than pay, stress, family reasons, or not liking the hours;
  • 42% of African American women cited feeling undervalued in their current role as the top reason they consider quitting their jobs;
  • Nearly one-third of Hispanic women polled cited they left the workforce because they felt undervalued in their current role at work, above all other factors;
  • 61% of Wisconsin working women agree that stress impacts their productivity;
  • Thirty-six percent of Wisconsin working women have at least one child under the age of 18; and
  • 81% of Wisconsin’s working women with children under the age of 18 have jobs that offer no child care support.