Texas Employment Report: Employee Confidence Index Virtually Unchanged; More Workers Believe More Jobs are Available

DALLAS, Aug. 15 // PRNewswire // -- Remaining virtually unchanged, the Texas Employee Confidence Index increased 0.1 points to 49.3 in July, according to the latest Spherion(R) Employment Report. The monthly survey of Texas workers, conducted by Harris Interactive(R) on behalf of Spherion Corporation, shows that while slightly more workers believe the number of jobs available has increased, fewer are confident in the future of their current employers.

Results from the Texas Employment Report:

  • Eighteen percent of workers believe there are more jobs available, increasing two percentage points from June.
  • Fifty-two percent of Texas workers are confident in their ability to find a new job versus 56 percent in the previous month.
  • Fewer workers are confident in the future of their current employer, with 66 percent reporting confidence versus 70 percent in June.

"Given the current state of the economy, we are encouraged that the Employee Confidence Index remains stable," said Kim Lockhart, regional vice president for Spherion in Texas. "As we move ahead into the third quarter, the Texas job market continues to be in a good position in terms of positive job growth when compared to the rest of the country. The demand for skilled workers remains strong, despite the ups and down of the economy. We believe that most people, regardless of what side of the job market they're on, are maintaining a wait-and-see approach at the moment. Employers, as well as job seekers, remain cautiously optimistic and I don't foresee this trend fading anytime soon."

Link to full Report & Methodology: http://spherion.mediaroom.com/pressroom/index.php?s=43&item=634

About Spherion

Spherion Corporation is a leading recruiting and staffing company that provides integrated solutions 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 700 locations in the United States and Canada, Spherion delivers innovative workforce solutions that improve business performance. Spherion provides its services to more than 8,000 customers, from Fortune 500 companies to a wide range of small and mid-size organizations. Employing more than 300,000 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 http://www.spherion.com/.

SOURCE Spherion Corporation



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