Friday, May 05, 2006

Everyone's Hiring

In sector after sector, from health care to advertising to retail to accounting, pent-up demand for workers is now boiling over, strengthening employees' hands -- and emboldening them to jump ship. Job openings, meanwhile, have increased by almost half a million positions since last summer. Nigel Gault, the U.S. economist for forecasting firm Global Insight, expects the quit rate to rise further during the next several months. "A lot of people really weren't happy where they were but had no choice, so they toughed it out," Gault says. "Now they're making moves."

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