Spanish Workers More Confident of Keeping Their Jobs

According to the latest report by Randstad, the confidence of the Spanish in maintaining their current employment has increased in recent months, with only three out of ten being afraid of losing their job, which is the lowest ratio of 2012.

In addition, fears over continuing in their current company has decreased five percentage points over the previous quarter and is at its lowest level, not only for 2012, but of the whole of last year.

Despite this improvement, El Economista reported that only the Greeks, with 47% of workers who fear for their jobs, are more pessimistic than the Spanish, who are ranked at the same level as the Norwegians and Italians, both with rates of 36%. With lower rates still are countries such as Sweden (19%), Switzerland (20%) and Germany (20%).

Those who remain most convinced they will keep their jobs are women (67%) aged between 55 and 64 years, while at the opposite end, professionals between 35 and 44 years (56%) are those who are less confident.

The survey results also show that 67% of workers who have a higher level of education are more confident over their continued employment, compared to 60% of those with less qualifications.

Randstad also notes that in the current economic climate, the Spanish are choosing professional safety and staying in their current company. In fact the results showed that 79% of Spanish workers are not looking for another job, figures similar to the previous survey. In addition, the majority of workers indicated they are satisfied with their current employment (72%).

By region, the survey states that workers from the Basque Country (76%), Cantabria and Madrid (both with 74%) feel more secure in their jobs, while the least confident are those from Asturias (40%), Castilla y León (42%) and the Canary Islands (52%).