Workers still concerned about job security
Despite emerging signs that the economy is beginning to stabilize, a
significant number of employees remain concerned about the security of
According to new findings from the Society for Human Resource Management, the proportion of workers who feel their job may be at risk is largely unchanged from six months ago.
Some 6 percent of respondents said they believe their position is "significantly" in jeopardy – the same proportion as in January.
Meanwhile, the number who say their job is "slightly" at risk increased to 35 percent and those who believe they have a "moderate" chance at being laid off remained at 13 percent.
"Although the economic outlook is slowly improving, the currently employed face recession concerns nonetheless," commented Steve Williams, director of research at SHRM.
This same sense of uncertainty seems to be causing employees to hold off on looking for new jobs, the survey shows.
More than half (56 percent) of currently employed respondents said it is "very unlikely" they will start a job hunt when the economy gets better and only 10 percent say they will definitely begin looking for new work.