Press Release Archive
NEW YORK, N.Y., May 21, 2009 –The New York Employee Confidence Index increased 1.4 points to 43.0 in April, according to the latest Spherion® Employment Report. The monthly survey of New York workers, conducted by Harris Interactive® on behalf of Spherion Corporation, indicates that fewer workers believe the economy is getting weaker, however, fewer workers are confident in their ability to find a new job.
Results from the New York Employment Report:
- Forty-six percent of workers surveyed believe that the economy is getting weaker, a decrease of 26 percentage points from March.
- Fewer workers, 36 percent, report that they are confident in their ability to find a new job, an 11-percentage-point decrease from the previous month.
- Two-thirds of workers (66 percent) are concerned about losing their job, a decrease of eight percentage points from March.
“It is very encouraging to see that workers’ overall confidence continues to increase, despite the fact that job losses are still mounting, not only in New York but across the nation,” said Linda Perneau, vice president and general manager of Spherion Staffing Services. “As the stock market continues to recover and companies are showing signs of stabilization, it seems that workers are becoming less concerned about the overall employment situation. Obviously, the main priority now is seeing a pick-up in hiring, which according to some media reports, may not be far off.”
|April 2009 Employment Report Results||New York Workers||U.S. Workers|
|Mar||Apr||% Point Change||Mar||Apr||% Point Change|
|Job Availability||More Jobs||6%||-||-6||5%||5%||0|
|Ability to Find New Job||Confident||47%||36%||-11||39%||38%||-1|
|Future of Current Employer||Confident||62%||62%||0||66%||65%||-1|
|Likelihood to Lose Job||Likely||17%||15%||-2||18%||18%||0|
|Likelihood to Look for New Job||Likely||36%||31%||-5||36%||34%||-2|
Spherion Corporation (NYSE:SFN) is a leading recruiting and staffing company that provides integrated solutions and breakout specialties to meet the evolving needs of companies and job candidates. As an industry pioneer for more than 60 years, Spherion has sourced, screened and placed millions of individuals in temporary, temp-to-hire and full-time jobs.
With approximately 630 locations in the United States and Canada, Spherion delivers innovative workforce solutions that improve business performance. Spherion provides its services to approximately 10,000 customers, from Fortune 500 companies to a wide range of small and mid-size organizations. Employing more than 215,000 people annually through its network, Spherion is one of North America’s largest employers. Spherion operates under the following brands: Spherion Staffing Services Group for administrative, clerical and light industrial workers; Technisource for technology professionals and solutions; The Mergis Group for accounting and finance and other professional positions; Todays Office Professionals for specialty administrative personnel; and Spherion Recruitment Process Outsourcing. To learn more, visit www.spherion.com.