Job wor­ries split in­dus­tries

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ECO­NOMIC un­cer­tainty is a grow­ing con­cern for em­ploy­ees and South Aus­tralians are among the most angst-rid­den in the coun­try.

CareerOne’s Hunt­ing The (Hid­den) Hunters re­port has found 23 per cent of em­ploy­ees are very con­cerned about the cur­rent state of the econ­omy, up from 11 per cent and 12 per cent re­spec­tively last year.

It says the con­fi­dence lev­els are in­dica­tive of Australia’s two-speed econ­omy.

Eco­nomic wor­ries are most preva­lent in the in­dus­tries of hos­pi­tal­ity and tourism; lo­gis­tics, sup­ply and trans­port, agri­cul­ture and man­u­fac­tur­ing; prop­erty and con­struc­tion, re­tail and sales.

Greater con­fi­dence can be found in the min­ing and re­sources, health and char­ity, and so­cial work sec­tors. The sur­vey of 1500 work­ers and job seek­ers is a snap­shot to help em­ploy­ers at­tract and re­tain tal­ent in 2012. It also finds job sat­is­fac­tion is back to 2010 lev­els with jobs se­cu­rity, flex­i­bil­ity, hours worked, type of work and work­ing in a team all rat­ing above 50 per cent.

Women are more ac­tively job hunt­ing, with one in three of them look­ing for new em­ploy­ment, while 40 per cent of women are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing fi­nan­cial stress.

Only 8 per cent of work­ers in the trans­port, sup­ply and lo­gis­tics in­dus­try are con­tent in their cur­rent roles while the me­dian time work­ers en­vis­age stay­ing in a role has halved in the past two years.

CORE BE­LIEF: Min­ing work­ers are among the most con­fi­dent about the econ­omy.

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