NEW YORK Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers intend to look for new jobs next year, according to a poll released on Thursday that could indicate workers' frustration and discontent.
Sixty percent of employees polled "intend to leave" their jobs and 21 percent said "Maybe, so I'm networking," according to the survey by Right Management, a talent and career management consulting firm.
Just 13 percent said they planned to stay in their current jobs, it found. The remaining 6 percent said changing jobs was "not likely, but I've updated my resume."
"Employees are clearly expressing their pent-up frustration with how they have been treated through the downturn," said Douglas Matthews, president of Right Management, in a statement.
"While employers may have taken the necessary steps to streamline operations to remain viable, it appears many employees may have felt neglected in the process," he said. "The result is a disengaged and disgruntled work force."
Right Management, part of Manpower Inc, surveyed 904 employees, most of them in the United States, in an online poll between October 19 and November 5.
(Reporting and writing by Ellen Wulfhorst; Editing by Michelle Nichols)