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U.S. Employment Report: Confidence Increases in April

Workers More Confident in Ability to Find A Job, Job Availability


The SFN Group Employee Confidence Index increased 3.0 points to 53.4 in April. The Index, which measures workers’ confidence in their personal employment situation and optimism in the economic environment, shows an overall increase in confidence. Namely, more workers expressed confidence in their ability to find a new job and in job availability.

“In line with our expectations, our Confidence Index continues to rise gradually and steadily as new jobs become available across more sectors and regions,” says Roy Krause, president and chief executive officer of SFN Group, Inc. “While the country has experienced accelerated job growth for some time now, the improvement in some employment sectors has been slower to materialize. However, as hiring and business expansion continues, workers are beginning to feel more confident in both the availability of, and their ability to land, new jobs. This renewed optimism is supported by more employers reporting their intent to increase hiring plans for college graduates.”  

The online survey was conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of the SFN Group. It surveyed 1,131 employed U.S. adults, aged 18 and over between April 12 and 14, 2011.

A Look Inside the Report:


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SFN Group is a strategic workforce solutions company that provides professional services and general staffing to help businesses more effectively source, deploy and manage people and the work they do. As an industry pioneer, SFN Group has sourced, screened and placed millions of individuals in temporary, temp-to-hire and full-time jobs for more than 60 years.