Tag: job security

  • 7 in 10 Employees Value Skills Training More than Degrees

    7 in 10 Employees Value Skills Training More than Degrees

    Glassdoor Employment Confidence Survey (Q2 2014)

    The Employment Confidence Survey monitors four indicators of employment confidence: salary expectations, job security, job market and company outlook. Continue Reading

  • To Make It In IT, Hard And Soft Skills Are Needed

    To Make It In IT, Hard And Soft Skills Are Needed

    Nothing impresses like a great work ethic

    More employers are recognizing the importance of soft skills in IT workers and are basing their hiring decisions off of these traits. Continue Reading

  • People Who Feel The Least Secure In Their Job

    People Who Feel The Least Secure In Their Job

    People over 60 and those making under $50K are the most worried

    A chart of people who are the most anxious about becoming unemployed. Continue Reading

  • Jobs For Life Don't Exist: How To Achieve True Job Security Anyway

    Jobs For Life Don't Exist: How To Achieve True Job Security Anyway

    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... Continue Reading

  • LA Port Union Strikers: We Want Job Security

    LA Port Union Strikers: We Want Job Security

    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... Continue Reading

  • Is Working Hard Working For You?

    Is Working Hard Working For You?

    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... Continue Reading

  • Gen Y Wants  'Balance' More Than An Interesting Job Or Wealth, Study Finds

    Gen Y Wants 'Balance' More Than An Interesting Job Or Wealth, Study Finds

    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... Continue Reading

  • Retirement Scare: 60% Of Workers Have Less Than $25,000 Saved

    Retirement Scare: 60% Of Workers Have Less Than $25,000 Saved

    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... Continue Reading

  • Romney Struggling To Attract White Working Class

    Romney Struggling To Attract White Working Class

    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. Continue Reading

  • Which 6 Fields Offer The Most Job Security For Employees?

    Which 6 Fields Offer The Most Job Security For Employees?

    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... Continue Reading

  • Is The American Jobs Act A Good Move?

    Is The American Jobs Act A Good Move?

    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... Continue Reading

  • 10 Jobs Americans Can't Live Without

    10 Jobs Americans Can't Live Without

    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... Continue Reading

  • 5 Ways To Bring Your Job Skills Up-To-Date

    5 Ways To Bring Your Job Skills Up-To-Date

    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,... Continue Reading

  • How Can I Make Sure I Never Get Fired?

    How Can I Make Sure I Never Get Fired?

    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... Continue Reading

  • Many Federal Jobs Come With a Lifetime Guarantee -- Now That's Job Security

    Many Federal Jobs Come With a Lifetime Guarantee -- Now That's Job Security

    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... Continue Reading

  • How Low Can Workers' Morale Go?

    How Low Can Workers' Morale Go?

    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... Continue Reading

  • What Working Moms Really Want

    What Working Moms Really Want

    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... Continue Reading

  • Why Career Monogamy Might Not Be Such a Good Thing

    Why Career Monogamy Might Not Be Such a Good Thing

    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,... Continue Reading

  • Six Reasons You'll Lose Your Job Regardless of What You Do

    Six Reasons You'll Lose Your Job Regardless of What You Do

    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.... Continue Reading

  • Top 9 Companies With The Best Job Security

    Top 9 Companies With The Best Job Security

    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... Continue Reading

  • Less Pay, More Job Security

    Less Pay, More Job Security

    For some job seekers, a secure profession is worth much more than a hefty paycheck. By Jessica Dickler, CNNMoney.com staff writer NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Would you be willing to take a pay cut in exchange for a secure job? Stephanie Jenkins would. Jenkins, 51, worked in the hospitality industry for over 25... Continue Reading