A Third of Workers Planning to Look for New Job

November 4, 2011 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The Randstad Employee Confidence Index increased by 0.8 points to 45.6 in October, showing that slightly fewer workers believe the economy is getting weaker and more believe that the number of jobs increased.

Twelve percent of employed adults believe that more jobs are available compared to 9% in the previous month’s report. Thirty-six percent of workers are confident in their ability to find a new job, rising one percentage point from September.  

This may be why 34% of workers are likely to look for a new job in the next 12 months —up from 32% in September.  

The Index found 51% of U.S. workers believe the economy has weakened, decreasing by two percentage points from September.   

The number of U.S. workers indicating that they are confident in the future of their employer remained unchanged in October, at 60%. Sixty-eight percent of workers believe it is unlikely they will lose their jobs in the next 12 months —a decrease of one percentage point from the previous month.