Majority of employees ready to bail on current jobs

The current economic climate would make one think employee recruiting and holding on to one's job would be in the hand's of the employer. In fact, the opposite may be true thanks to new data from Right Management. According to the survey, 60 percent of employees are ready to leave their current jobs.

Additionally, 84 percent of respondents said they will look for a new job in 2011 - a 24 percent increase from 2009. As for job satisfaction, only 45 percent said they found their job satisfying while 51 percent said they consider their job interesting.

Continued turmoil in the job market, uncertain economic trends and workforce turnover are leading to such negative figures, Right Management president and COO Douglas Matthews said in a statement.

"We view it as a barometer of their trust in management or commitment to the job," Matthews said. "Clearly, if the job market picks up a lot next year, many employees are going to take advantage of it, and organizations stand to lose some of their top contributors."

So far in 2010, approximately 498,000 jobs have been cut this year - down from 1.2 million in 2009. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 25.7 million people were hired and 25.4 million were either fired or quit, resulting in a national net gain of 300,000 jobs.

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