CAREER OPTIMISM INDEX™
A comprehensive study of American workers’ career perceptions
This year’s Career Optimism Index™ found that despite facing unprecedented challenges and a turbulent economy amidst COVID-19, Americans remain optimistic and hopeful about their careers. However, persistent barriers keep Americans from advancing their careers.
1 in 3 Americans say COVID-19 has taken their career off course, and 42% don’t see a clear path forward for advancing their careers.
8 in 10 Americans believe they are highly employable and adapt easily to new work situation, but they need help.
Yet, 78% are hopeful about the future of their careers and 70% say that hope got them through 2020.