FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. // PRNewswire // -- The SFN Group Employee Confidence Index dropped 3.2 points to 48.4 in July. The index, which measures workers' confidence in their personal employment situation and optimism in the economic environment, decreased as a result of more workers being concerned about the economy, job availability, and their personal employment situation.
"It is no surprise that workers feel increased anxiety, given recent headlines suggesting that the economic recovery is slowing and unemployment levels remain high," said Roy Krause, president and CEO of SFN Group, Inc. "Despite these mixed reports, it should be noted that more workers indicate that they are likely to look for a new job in the next year. Additionally, the number of people planning a job change not only rose from last month, but has consistently remained near forty percent despite the ebbs and flows of the economy. We continue to see positive signs within our own business, as an increasing number of clients are exploring ways to bring more flexibility to their workforce. I expect these positive trends to continue as we move forward."
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The SFN Group Employee Confidence Index dropped 3.2 points to 48.4 in July. The index, which measures workers' confidence in their personal employment situation and optimism in the economic environment, decreased as a result of more workers being concerned about the economy, job availability, and their personal employment situation.
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SFN Group is a strategic workforce solutions company that provides professional services and general staffing to help businesses more effectively source, deploy and manage people and the work they do. As an industry pioneer, SFN Group has sourced, screened and placed millions of individuals in temporary, temp-to-hire and full-time jobs for more than 60 years.
With approximately 550 locations in the United States and Canada, SFN delivers strategic workforce solutions that improve business performance. From outsourcing to technology to professional services to staffing, SFN delivers the best combination of people, performance, and service to improve the way work gets done. It provides its services to approximately 8,000 customers, from Fortune 500 companies to a wide range of small and mid-size organizations. The company employs more than 160,000 people annually through its network and is one of North America's largest employers. SFN provides its solutions through a family of specialized businesses: Technisource, Tatum, The Mergis Group, Todays Office Professionals, SourceRight Solutions and Spherion Staffing Services.
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