Many quitting jobs in 2013

Employees feel more confident with job market, want to find better jobs


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – There's a new survey that shows  2013 may be the year more employees say "I quit."

Workers say they're feeling more confident about being able to find a new, better job.

Through this survey, experts have found part of it comes from a strong December jobs report and employees are starting to realize the grass may be greener on the other side.

More people are taking the chance and looking for a new job this year.

The once struggling housing market is recovering, which will lead to more construction jobs this year.

Americans spent more money in November, showing stronger consumer confidence and more people are hoping to quit their current job, finding a higher-paying job.

"People two years ago would say, 'I don't want to change. I have a job. I'm lucky to have a job,'" Talagy Staffing CEO Amy McGeorge said. "Now, they're saying, 'Yeah, I might talk to you.'"

A new survey by glassdoor.com, a job-search site, reports one in three employees said they plan to look for a new job this year.

One in five said they'll be looking in the next three months.

"Last week we had so many people calling in and saying part of their New Year's resolution is they want to find a new job," McGeorge said.

These resolutions show things are moving toward an employee favored market. The past few years most people have felt as if they've been at the mercy of their employer.

"They have to (employers) really pay attention to their employees," McGeorge said. "It's really been a thing where employers could say, 'Gosh you're lucky to have a job. No raise. No bonus. No 401k match. No retire medical.' All of those things because they really could and I think employers are really starting to look at that again."

Indeed.com also reports the most needed jobs are registered nurses, customer service reps, engineers, sales managers, retail managers, physical therapists, accountants, truck drivers and occupational therapists.

"It's a great time to look," McGeorge said. "Really look at your resume and network. Tell people you're interested."

Jacksonville doesn't make the top cities hiring list. That list includes San Jose, Calif., Washington D.C., Raleigh, N.C., Hartford, Conn., and Boston.

But McGeorge said the job market in Jacksonville is extremely strong at the start of the year.