OK TO QUIT? Recruiter urges worker confidence in market
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For the past 5-6 years, millions of Americans have been "holding on for dear life" at their job, just hoping to make it through the economic rough patch. Now, however, many are yearning for freedom as the Great Recession wanes.
Some workers feel safer about quitting their job if they aren't happy where they are at. Whether they have something else lined up or are just confident they can find a new job quickly, millions of people are moving on from their job.
New U.S. employment numbers show 2.25 million people quit their job in April. That's an increase of 7.2 percent. Total hiring also jumped at a rate of nearly 5 percent to 4.4 million. Together, both indicators signal a dynamic job market.
Most workers quit jobs when they have a new position or are confident they can find one, so more quitting is a good sign. Before the recession, 2.8 million Americans quit every month.
While there is still room to grow before getting back to those levels, FOX 9 News spoke with Paul DeBettignies, a Twin Cities job recruiter about the local market and whether the sense of comfort can be found here at home.