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Some 45 percent of workers say they were the targets of jobs offers to recruit them away from their current firms, according to a survey by Right Management, the outplacement division of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN).
“There may be some wishful thinking amid the data, but it’s fair to consider these reported job offers as another sign the job market is stirring,” said Douglas Matthews, president and chief operating officer for Right Management.
Social networking has increased the back and forth in the job market by making workers more visible, according to Matthews. “Everyone seems to be linked or recommended, and everyone knows people at many different companies,” he said. “This is a dynamic that feeds on itself and is reshaping the fundamentals of the job market in ways we may not yet understand.”
More than 657 workers throughout North America participated in the online poll conducted in April and May 2011.