I could be biased considering I just left Target for a great job, but I honestly think the economy is improving.... lots of people will be moving on to better things in the next year or so.
I remember back in 2006-2007 before the recession started my store had to give out cash bonuses to TMs who referred other TMs.... it was a lot too.... like $50 a person.
They just hired last week a new playstation rep to handle another part of my city, and my boss told me when we had lunch today that this new guy quit today telling him that "this was too big of a step down for me". Guess what his qualifications were?
Associates degree in general studies
Associates of applied science degree in computer networking
Bachelor of science degree in criminal justice & business
Apparently all of those degree he graduated "with honors" from college, and he had a whole bunch of IT certifications on top of that. On top of that, he used to work for a law enforcement agency, but not as a cop. (and apparently he plans to go back to them)
They low balled him with $15/hour pay rate, and apparently he decided it wasn't worth it.
Basically my boss told me "the people above him" haven't realized that since the unemployment rate has dropped in our city they can't get away with that BS anymore and expect to hire people with college degrees.
So yea, when people start quitting jobs in a week over pay you know things are getting better....