Sverdlovsk Region: 23% of Workers Fear Losing Jobs

11 September 2017 (13:26)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, September 11, 2017. Nearly a quarter (23%) of Sverdlovsk Region-based employees feel they are at risk of losing their job, HeadHunter’s research findings indicate.

According to HeadHunter, the figure stood at 27% last year. These days, workers in the IT sector feel the most secure, as do those in the tourist and hotel businesses. People employed in the banking industry, however, are afraid of getting fired.

‘Our survey respondents said it is hard enough to find a good job in Sverdlovsk Region these days. Only 4% of those surveyed are positive they will have no trouble at all getting a new job very quickly. These are mostly highly skilled workers, top managers, sales managers, and IT professionals. People working in other industries are sure they will have to look for at least two or three months,’ says head of HeadHunter Ural’s press service Olga Gibadullina.

46% of respondents said they would agree to a pay decrease to keep their job. At the same time, over a half of those surveyed (51%) are on the lookout for an extra employment opportunity, and 11% are already working two jobs. These are primarily people in the arts, science, and education sectors who are interested in additional employment, while those in the banking sector are the ones least likely to consider it.

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