41% of laid off workers back on the job in 3 months

A new survey from CareerBuilder.com found that 41% of workers who were laid off from full-time jobs in the last three months reported that they had found a new full-time, permanent position, while an additional 8% found part-time work.

"This is encouraging news for the 3.3 million workers who have lost their jobs in recent months," said Brent Rasmussen, president of CareerBuilder North America. "It's going to take longer to find a job in today's market, but there are opportunities out there in key areas such as healthcare, government, education, sales and technology. It's important to devote five hours or more to your job search every day, check online listings, talk to recruiters, join social networking sites -- use all the resources you have available to you."