84% of Us Plan On Looking For a New Job This Year

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When you get to work today, take a look around. Let’s say you’ve got 20 co-workers. If they all get their wish, at least seventeen of them won’t be working there by 2012.

According to a new survey by a career management firm called Right Management, eighty-four percent of American workers say they’re planning on actively looking for a new job this year.  That’s just under 17 out of 20.

Only 5% of people say that they plan on staying in their current position.  The other 11% aren’t going to look for new jobs, but wouldn’t mind taking one if it falls in their lap.

Last year, in the same survey, only 60% said that they planned on actively looking for a new job.

The people at Right Management say the main reason for the planned exodus is that people have been clinging to jobs they don’t like until the economy gets better.

Now, they’re feeling like things are on the way up again . . . so they’re making their moves.


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