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HUMAN RESOURCES

Employee Confidence Shaken
 

Few U.S. workers feel the economy is improving, but aren't too worried about losing their jobs.
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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.

Last updated: Feb 4, 2008




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