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NEW YORK, N.Y., July 16, 2009 –The New York Employee Confidence Index continues to rise, increasing 1.9 points to 47.8 in June, 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, as well as a a decline in the number of workers believing fewer jobs are available.
Results from the New York Employment Report:
- One-third (33 percent) of workers surveyed believe the economy is getting weaker, a decrease of 14 percentage points from May.
- Fewer workers (64 percent) are concerned about the number of jobs available, a nine-percentage-point decrease from the previous month.
- Sixty-four percent of workers are confident in the future of their current employer, an increase of four percentage points from May.
“Despite the fact that the state’s unemployment rate continues to increase, following national trends, more workers are feeling confident about the employment situation,” said Linda Perneau, vice president and general manager of Spherion Staffing Services. “Our confidence index continues to increase from month to month, and we are seeing job fears subside somewhat. This month our report shows that 64 percent of workers are confident in the future of their employer, signaling that many employers may be stabilizing and employees are feeling more secure about their current job situation.”
|June 2009 Employment Report Results||New York Workers||U.S. Workers|
|May||June||% Point Change||May||June||% Point Change|
|Job Availability||More Jobs||8%||11%||+3||8%||7%||-1|
|Ability to Find New Job||Confident||41%||33%||-8||42%||42%||0|
|Future of Current Employer||Confident||60%||64%||+4||63%||66%||+3|
|Likelihood to Lose Job||Likely||17%||20%||+3||16%||16%||0|
|Likelihood to Look for New Job||Likely||39%||36%||-3||34%||35%||+1|
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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.