Job worries split industries
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.