According to a new survey from Glassdoor.com, 51 percent of employees, including those who are self-employed, will consider looking for a new job this year, assuming the economy doesn't get worse.
The number of people who say they will look for another job is a sign of consumer confidence, according to CNBC.com and Glassdoor leaders.
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"Now that it appears that the extreme highs and lows are behind us, the slow and conservative pace employees are seeing within their own employment situation is causing employees to evaluate if now is the time to see if the grass may be greener with another employer," Rusty Rueff, Glassdoor career and workplace expert, said in a prepared statement.
Thirty-three percent of those will be looking within the next year, and 18 percent will be looking in the next three months, according to the survey.
But The Christian Science Monitor reported that some industries lend themselves better to changing positions.
For employers, the increased confidence in the ability to find a better job means companies need to find new ways to attract and retain their workforce, he also said.
Salary, location and opportunities for career growth are the top factors that influence job search decisions, according to Glassdoor.
This news comes after last week's announcement that the national unemployment rate held steady at 7.8 percent.
In Chattanooga, the unemployment rate fell to a four-year low in November.
The state's unemployment rate for November decreased to 7.6 percent. That's down from October's revised rate of 8.2 percent.