SHESPEAKS Your Power to Influence

Most Want New Job In The New Year

Most Want New Job In The New Year

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?

Make a Comment

Comment  *
 
 
  • Dukester By Dukester
    01.05.11  

    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!

  • tngal39 By tngal39
    01.06.11  

    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.

More stories like this