Anxious American Worker, a recent survey of 1,000 randomly
selected U.S. residents conducted by New Brunswick, N.J.-based
Rutgers University's John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce
Development, indicates many U.S. workers are concerned about losing
their jobs and worried about their financial outlook.
According to the survey, more than one-third of U.S. residents
report having financial trouble. One of every three workers
surveyed is concerned about personal job security, and 30 percent
of those surveyed report they have more temporary credit card debt
than they have in permanent retirement savings. Additionally, 50
percent of those surveyed say they are working the number of hours
they want to work.
In addition, the survey indicates 25 percent of U.S. workers are
dissatisfied with their health care benefits, and slightly fewer
are dissatisfied with their education levels. Fifty percent of the
workers surveyed believe they need more education or training to
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