job-hop·​ping ˈjäb-ˌhä-piŋ How to pronounce job-hopping (audio)
: the practice of moving from job to job
job-hopper noun

Examples of job-hopping in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2022 and 2023, Boeing trimmed 2,000 white-collar jobs but roughly another 15,000 employees left of their own accord, company financial filings show, many of them engineers and manufacturing workers, in a combination of retirements and job-hopping in a hot market for skilled labor. Jeremy Bogaisky, Forbes, 17 Feb. 2024 Others have been job-hopping or fighting for higher wages. Emma Goldberg, New York Times, 22 Oct. 2023 Fed Chair Jerome Powell has expressed hope that hiring would moderate in the least painful way possible — with fewer vacancies and less job-hopping rather than through layoffs. Paul Wiseman, Fortune, 3 Oct. 2023 Fewer people job-hopping could help restrain wage inflation. Reuters, NBC News, 29 Aug. 2023 And the former consultants who do eventually climb to the top of a company only do so after some strategic job-hopping to gain hands-on business bona fides. Phil Wahba, Fortune, 16 Aug. 2023 One reason: Less stigma around job-hopping, allowing even C-suite officers to negotiate for higher pay. Peter Vanham, Fortune, 3 Aug. 2023 Generally, across age groups, job-hopping and subsequent pay increases are declining compared to the 2021-2022 highs, according to a Bank of America Research analysis last month. Prarthana Prakash, Fortune, 24 June 2023 Though job-hopping has slowed down considerably, keep your radar out at all times. Phil Blair, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of job-hopping was in 1945

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“Job-hopping.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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