Although the November jobs report showed the administrative and support services sector adding 22,300 new jobs, the nation’s administrative and clerical workers remained skeptical of gains in third quarter 2012 according to the new Randstad Employee Confidence Index.
Admin & Clerical Workers Unsure of Job Market
Administrative and clerical workers were divided on their ability to find a new job. One third of workers indicated they are confident they could find a job. Another 35 percent were neutral on the subject and 32 percent said they are not confident in their ability to find a job.
Jobs, Economic Outlook Remains Stagnant
A little more than half (56 percent) of administrative and clerical workers believe there are fewer job opportunities available while 42 percent believe the economy is getting weaker. These percentages showed no movement from second quarter readings.
Majority of Workers not likely to Job Search
Thirty percent of administrative workers say they are likely to look for a job in the next 12 months while 53 percent say they are not likely to do so.
For the most part, administrative and clerical workers feel the same in terms of their confidence in the economy, job market, and their personal employment situation when compared to the second quarter,” said Phyllis Finley, executive vice president at Randstad US.