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57% of US workers plan to seek new jobs this year, survey finds

January 14 2014

More than half of U.S. workers plan to look for a new job this year, according to a survey released today by executive search firm Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY). Of those surveyed, 57.1 percent said they will be looking for a better position in 2014. Meanwhile, 74.4 percent said they have or would consider taking a temporary job if a full-time position wasn’t available.

The survey also found that 65.9 percent of those now in jobs are optimistic about the 2014 economic outlook.

More money ranked as the top reason to explore new career opportunities in 2014, cited by 48.0 percent of respondents, followed by career advancement at 27.1 percent.

The survey was conducted in November 2013 and included nearly 300 employed adults in the United States.

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