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Workers Are In for the Long Haul


A recent survey by an international staffing firm shows that today's employees want to stay on the job long-term. Express Personnel Services surveyed business owners, managers, and employees across various industries. Overall, 48 percent of the respondents indicated that they plan on never leaving their current place of employment, and 71 percent said they planned to stay five years or more.

These responses were consistent across generational boundaries: 54 percent of people ages 25 to 34 planned to stay at their job five years or more, along with 56 percent of people ages 45 to 54. Of those respondents between the ages of 35 to 44, 54 percent said they planned to never leave their current job, and 64 percent of those aged 55 to 64 agreed.

Express Personnel Services' founder and chairman Robert A. Funk finds the survey results to be reassuring: "This survey confirms that the American business market has stepped up to meet the challenge of employee retention. While recruiting good employees remains a top priority for employers, these findings illustrate that retention efforts are also combating worker shortages."

This is good news, as the economy continues to grow and companies expand profitability.

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