Employee Confidence Shaken
Despite a declining outlook on the economy, most U.S. workers aren't worried about losing their jobs, a recent survey found.
In a Harris Interactive survey of more than 3,000 workers last month, just nine percent said they felt the economy was getting stronger, according to Spherion, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based recruiting firm. Only 16 percent said they believed more jobs were available and 38 percent said they were likely to look for a new job in the months ahead.
By contrast, 77 percent said they didn't expect to lose their jobs as a result of the downturn, while 63 percent remained confident in the future of their employer.
"Today's workforce maintains a high level of personal confidence that isn't easily swayed by changes in the macroeconomic situation," Spherion CEO Roy Krause said in a statement. That said, Krause added that U.S. workers were clearly shaken by news of the economic slowdown and sluggish job growth.