Despite frustrating jobs and unemployment numbers this past month, a recent study offers good news on the job market front. Across the country, a growing number of employees are quitting their jobs.
Why is this such a good sign?
An increase in “quits” is actually a sign that our labor market is improving. According to a recent survey of recruiters, 28 percent of the job openings employers had in January were due to employee resignations – up from 21 percent in July of 2011. To boot, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced in February that the number of workers quitting has been on a steady incline since its low point in December of 2009.
An important point: when layoffs and discharges dip below “quits,” job seeker confidence is on the rise.
During a recession, people are inclined to hold onto their jobs, primarily because employment prospects are so dim. Conversely, an increase in “quits” is a sign of returning economic optimism. Those who are dissatisfied with their current work situation are becoming more confident about their job prospects – so much so that they’re willing to leave their current job to search full-time.
Admittedly, unemployment rates are still high. Walking away from a job that’s paying the bills always carries some risk. But if you’re underemployed, in a dead-end job or otherwise unhappy with your current work situation, A.R. Mazzotta Employment Specialists can help.
As a leading staffing and employment agency in Connecticut, we have a wide variety of office and clerical jobs, administrative jobs, manufacturing and industrial jobs, accounting and finance jobs, technical jobs (and more) available in Connecticut.
When you register with us, we can help you conduct a confidential search for the perfect direct employment opportunity. We work for you, allowing you to stay employed during your job hunt. Best of all, our services are free! Contact an A.R. Mazzotta recruiter today to learn more.