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Poll Finds That People Are Optimistic about Change in the Workplace

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Fri Jan 07 2011

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MAYNARD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Employed job seekers have been waiting out the recession for years before embarking on a new job search, and many experts are finally predicting 2011 could be their year for change. Monster.com, the leading job matching engine and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW), recently asked job seekers about their plans for 2011 and found that an overwhelming majority (98%) of Americans polled indicated they are primed and ready to pursue new job opportunities in 2011.

"With the New Year comes new resolutions, and Americans are making it known that they are optimistic about getting a fresh start in the coming year," said Charles Purdy, Monster.com career-advice expert. "We've seen for a while now that skilled jobs are on the rise. And as the economy starts to get back on its feet, we believe that they'll continue to be in demand, making 2011 the year of the new job -- but not just any job. Now, workers are looking for positions that inspire them and challenge them to rise to the occasion. At the same time, employers are increasingly looking to hire the best people for open roles, not just settling for a 'good enough' candidate."

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