By Maynard Webb
For the first decade of my career, I was the quintessential company man. I thought I would be a "lifer." I followed the path of the corporate hierarchy and moved three times for my employer, IBM. I was rewarded for my loyalty and tenure with promotions, picnics, and silver spoons when my... Read More »
By John Rogers
LOS ANGELES -- For the most part, the work of the people who file the invoices for the TV sets that arrive from China and the cars that come from Japan goes all but unnoticed as those products and countless others make their way across the United States.
Not this week, however, after about... Read More »
By Robert Half International
Over the past few years, many people have felt pressure to work harder in order to maintain their job security. But meekly shouldering increasingly heavy workloads isn't necessarily the best way to demonstrate your value. Always being the first to arrive and the last to leave... Read More »
Young people are often viewed as wide-eyed idealists. But a new survey shows that the youngest generation is as pragmatic as their older counterparts when it comes to job security, ranking that as more important than becoming wealthy or having a prestigious job.
That is in striking contrast to boomers and... Read More »
By Blake Ellis
NEW YORK -- Concerns about job security and piles of debt have left American workers more pessimistic about retirement than ever.
Only 14 percent of workers feel "very confident" that they will have enough money to live comfortably in retirement, while 38 percent of workers say they are... Read More »
By Alan Fram
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Mitt Romney is faltering with white working-class voters crucial to his party's drive to capture the White House, even as he tries to fend off a rising GOP challenger, Rick Santorum, who wields strong blue-collar appeal. Read More »
By JIST Publishing
During rough economic times, workers experience multiple levels of stress related to layoffs, furloughs, pay cuts and myriad other issues. Most employees just want to ensure their jobs are secure. Laurence Shatkin, in his new book 150 Best Jobs for a Secure Future, details the most secure... Read More »
By Rusty Rueff
I have followed with great interest the ongoing political debate about how to fix unemployment and create jobs to stir the economy. I should disclose right up front that I am a supporter and fundraiser for President Obama's reelection and I hope that doesn't disqualify me in other's thinking... Read More »
By Charles B. Stockdale
The national unemployment rate has remained stubbornly high -- above 9% since May 2009. While some companies are hiring, many continue to lay off workers, causing an overwhelming sense of job insecurity. However, certain workers may have less to worry about than others. That's because... Read More »
By Maryalene LaPonsie
With pink slips seeming to still lurk around every corner, many workers are anxious about their future job prospects. In fact, only 38 percent of workers expressed confidence in their ability to find a new job, according to the July Employee Confidence Index calculated by the SFN Group,... Read More »
After a recent speech, an audience member asked me, "How can I make sure I never get fired?" Without hesitating, I answered, "Make yourself indispensable, and make your boss love you." Somewhat taken aback, she pressed further, "But if I'm a team player, and I share knowledge graciously, how can I be... Read More »
It's not so long ago that many employers offered workers jobs for life, be it IBM, General Motors or General Electric. Today, however, workers are lucky to log more than a few years at a job before moving on -- unless, it seems, they work for the federal government.
Those employed by Uncle Sam have such... Read More »
It appears that the economy has left the American worker both shaken and stirred. Despite recent minor dips in unemployment and blips in job growth, a recent survey found that employee confidence -- when it comes to job security, pay raises and the job market -- has fallen to levels last seen in the height of... Read More »
What's more valuable to working mothers than a full-time nanny with magical powers? For one thing, a flexible schedule, according to new research from Baylor University, which found that women who return to work after giving birth are more likely to stay on the job if they have greater control over their work... Read More »
Having one source of income traditionally has been seen as the low-risk approach to managing your career. Work one job, keep your nose to the grindstone and you'll be fine. You won't have a lot, but you'll have enough. Like investing in T-bills, a long-term full-time job meant you were safe and secure.
However,... Read More »
I know you are working hard to keep your job. You have been told, as have I, that there are certain things we can do to keep our jobs safe. Perhaps we believed that a better degree, more experience, lots of hard work, even working extra hours would be the things that help us maintain some amount of job security.... Read More »
By Michael Kling
With unemployment just over 10%, job security is one of the top desires of employees today. Along with good pay and benefits, people want to find a company that's not going to give them a pink slip any time soon.
Here's a group of companies that earn high marks in that regard. Nine companies... Read More »