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A Third May Job Hunt, But Engineers Are Most Confident of Landing
Posted By John Zappe On August 21, 2013 @ 4:37 pm In News and Features | No Comments
Confidence among U.S. finance and accounting workers spiked nearly 10 points in the second quarter to 63.1, the highest since 2007, according to Randstad’s Finance and Accounting Employee Confidence  Index.
Another Randstad index showed engineers, too, are more confident about the future, and, of all the groups regularly surveyed by the global HR firm, engineers are the most confidant about their ability to find another job if they choose.
Randstad, a staffing, search, and HR services firm, quarterly surveys workers in engineering, accounting and finance, and healthcare to assess their sense of economic well-being, and their perception of job trends in their field. The surveys provide a snapshot of their confidence about the future. Because of how the surveys are conducted, and the sample size, the results are more suggestive than conclusive, but they do suggest how confidence is trending.
Among accountants, overall confidence increased 9.7 points from Q1 to a six-year index high. It’s the highest confidence level among all the industries tracked by Randstad. Only engineers came near, registering 61.9 on Randstad’s Engineering Employee Confidence Index . That was an improvement of seven points over the Q1 index.
However, 62 percent of engineers are confident about finding another job, while only 42 percent of accountants feel that way.
Healthcare workers , despite the bull market in employment, declined slightly in their overall confidence, registering 54.3 in Q2 vs. 54.5 in Q1.
Here’s a quick look by industry at other results:
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 Randstad’s Finance and Accounting Employee Confidence: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/finance-and-accounting-employee-confidence-index-soars-in-q2-as-macroeconomic-confidence-improves-219241381.html
 Engineering Employee Confidence Index: http://www.randstadusa.com/workforce360/knowledge-vault/tags/confidence/17
 Healthcare workers: http://www.randstadusa.com/workforce360/jobs-the-economy/us-healthcare-workers-are-upbeat-about-employment-possibilities/115
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