The new Harris Poll Job Security Index offers an internal view into today's American workplace by reporting on the job/benefits security pulse of the worker. The online survey of 1,014 American workers conducted
- More than three in four (77%) workers believe their benefits will be reduced, especially health benefits.
- More than three in five (64%) believe their salaries will not increase.
- Half (50%) believe they will be asked to do more work for the same pay.
This month's data also shows 14% of employees worry that they will lose their job in the next three months, and one in five (20%) say it is likely they will have their salary or hours reduced. In addition, 32% of American workers say that if they were going to look for a new job in the next three months, they would not be likely to find one.
"Employers have all the leverage in today's job marketplace and will continue to push productivity gains and the elimination of jobs or replacement by lower paying jobs until the supply and demand for labor changes," commented Angrisani. "The Harris Poll Job Security Index is a way to measure where the leverage in the job market is today. Until there is more employee leverage in the system, it is unlikely that you will see meaningful job creation," Angrisani concluded.
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