Many workers looking to change jobs in new year
The weeks after the Spring Festival holiday were expected to see a job-hopping frenzy among white-collar workers.
A survey of more than 21,000 white-collar workers showed that more than 54 percent of the respondents said they had updated their resumes and were looking for new opportunities in the first quarter, compared with 47.8 percent in the first quarter of last year, and 29.1 percent said they were considering changing jobs. Only 5.1 percent said they didn’t want a new job, according to Zhaopin.com, an online recruitment agency.
The industries with the highest numbers of job-hoppers were real estate and energy, in which more than 70 percent had already found or wanted a new job, according to the survey.
The survey also found that the respondents’ confidence in career development had reached the lowest level in three years, especially for those who work in State-owned enterprises and government-affiliated organizations, due to downward pressure on the economy.