Most Want New Job In The New Year

   By drodriguez  Dec 23, 2010

The new year may mean a new job for many Americans as a recent survey reveals that a whopping 84 percent of employees plan to look for a new job in 2011.  The survey, released from a job-placement firm called Manpower and reported about on CNN, shows these numbers up by more than 20 percent from last year’s 60 percent.

Since the recession began many workers have had to sit tight while dealing with wage cuts, increased work responsibilities and pay raise freezes which has understandably driven them to be disappointed with their jobs.  President of Right Management (a division of Manpower), Douglas Matthews, warns that employers need to take notice of their employees’ needs.  Matthews says of the survey, “a wake-up call to management... This finding is more about employee dissatisfaction and discontent than expected turnover.”  

Many people who have been able to hold down their jobs through lay-offs and downsizing felt lucky just to have a job, but it seems those feelings are diminishing now as the recession drags on.  One marketing employee, Lauren, describes to CNN how she stayed at her job through the recession out of fear of not finding something better but now feels it is time to look for something more challenging and is optimistic that the job market is getting better.  She says, “What I’m hoping with the new year is that since most companies do their budgets around this time, they’ll have room for new employees.”

Experts warn that people should not rush out to quit their jobs in the new year and remember that finding a new job can still take up to a year or more in some cases.  

What do you think of the new survey showing that 84 percent of workers plan to look for new employment in 2011?

Will you be looking for a new job in the new year?

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tngal39 by tngal39 | Bristol, TN
Jan 06, 2011

unlike here jobs are hard to come by. I am a disabled stay at home mom and I used to work until i got sick. My husband is currently laid off from work and unemployment is kicked in but isnt drawing much. If you have a job stick with what ya got but if you need or want a another job then go for it. Change is good to a point.

Dukester by Dukester | Glendale, AZ
Jan 05, 2011

I love my full time job, it was a fun job that enabled our family to have some extra spending money throughout the year. Now that my husband lost his job 2 months ago I need to find part time work that will help out with the bills. He is not entitled to unemployment because he was a self employed contractor. I am grateful for my job and that we have insurance (for the kids) and I job I love. I know things will eventually get easier but wow what a learning process this has been!

lastnerve by lastnerve | LAS VEGAS, NV
Jan 03, 2011

I took the school route and working online. So for me, I'm staying status quo. I think if too many people pick up and move jobs at one time, this could seriously hurt our economy. I think more people should be looking at online work because I feel this is going to be the fastest growing area.

c931trish by c931trish | SEMMES, AL
Jan 03, 2011

We moved because of my husbands job and I closed my Interior Decorating business down.Thankfully we do not have many bills so I don't have to work. I would be terrified to know I had to go find a new job because the media says one day that the economy is headed up,then the next day its all gloom and doom. I look in the papers here and the wages offered are pitiful.If I do decide to go back to work, it will be for myself with re-opening my own business because being retired is so boring.

aewebb by aewebb | Jacksonville, FL
Dec 31, 2010

I can't wait to look for a new job. I just wish that companies can stop saying that I have to much experience for the job I am applying for; and just give me a chance....

lnkclark by lnkclark | Powell, OH
Dec 31, 2010

I hope those who start looking for a new job will find one. It's so important to be happy where you spend majority of your time. However, be smart and don't quit and then look for a job. I think it's easier to find a job when you have a job. And unfortunately, I don't think everyone can 100% love what they do so you have to take the good with the bad sometimes too.

jenny22 by jenny22 | ROCHESTER, NY
Dec 29, 2010

I am very unhappy at my job. While I am thankful to be employed I search for new opportunties everyday. My health and well-being is more important to me. If I am lucky enough to find a new position, well then my current job will be up for one of those people who are unemployed.

Dec 27, 2010

I just want to keep the job I have. I was fortunate enough to land a job in my home town after my husbands layoff last Christmas. We have gone through one scare of budget cuts and are now facing another in March and job positions are questionable. With the economy the way it is it is a time for everyone to step back and be thankful for everything we have and to remember that if we are able to provide enough for a roof over our families heads and food on the table we have have alot to thank the good Lord for because our cups are overflowing with his gifts.

uniqueusername by uniqueusername | Pittsburg, KS
Dec 27, 2010

Im looking for a way to be able to be a stay at home wife! I have had enough with work!

MadHatter by MadHatter | Whitestone , NY
Dec 26, 2010

i am only looking for a part time job so i can quit my full time job. it is true what mardel said. the economy is really bad that the lay offs in the departments are looking worst as the new workers need to hold down the fort working 2 peoples jobs and maybe little to no over time allowed. i am going back to school and rethinking my career as being an accountant is extremely stressful to me. if me quiting my job will open a door for one unemployed person to take, then i am glad. this just isn't the job for me.

josmommy by josmommy | toledo, OH
Dec 24, 2010

If I was currently employed at my previous employer I would probaly say yes.BUt I am now a stay at home mom and I love this job soooooooooooooo much,The pay sucks but the payoff of seeing my little boy discover new things and grow up is worth billions of dollars more than a lousy desk job like I had.God has truley blessed my family this year!

mardel by mardel | SCHAUMBURG, IL
Dec 24, 2010

Absolutely not! Not only is our economy not that stable to start looking for a new job but looking for a new position elsewhere is difficult to find. Jobs are scarce and should not be taken for granted when someone does have a job already! So many people including myself have been is search for a decent job any job and we are just out of luck for now. I hope 2011 brings employment for so many out of work people. Thanks