The poor economic situation had many workers settling at their current jobs due to fear of not being able to find another one. Understanding this leverage, many employers tacked on more hours, reduced bonuses and cut salaries, The Street reports.

However, as the recession begins to turn around, more workers have expressed their desire to change jobs, according to a recent survey from executive search firm FPC.

FPC's 2011 Year in Review found that 79 percent of respondents were planning on finding a new job once the economy improves.

Reasons for leaving include the fact that 50 percent felt opportunities for advancement at their current jobs were "severely limited," while 28 percent of respondents said they felt mistreated by employers who took advantage of their "fragile job situation," the news source notes.

Lastly, half of those polled felt perks, such as casual Fridays or company parties, paled in comparison to an overall satisfying position, and wouldn't be a factor in deciding on a new job.

Now is the time to send out resumes for positions as a full-time, part-time or temporary worker, Carolyn Hughes, vice president of SimplyHired, tells Main Street.  Businesses increase job openings at the beginning of each year as new budgets come into effect, which typically tail off by June. 

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