69% of employed people are confident of maintaining their current job during the next six months , the best percentage in the last four years, according to a Randstad study with data corresponding to the first quarter of 2017.
The director of Institutional Relations of the human resources group, Luis Pérez, has stressed that the increase in confidence in preserving the current job among Spanish workers reflects that the economy and employment are recovering. “Professionals are aware of this recovery and this makes them feel more optimistic about their future work,” Pérez highlighted.
The level of confidence in maintaining employment reached its lowest figure in the second and third quarters of 2014, at 57%. Since then and until the first quarter of 2017, confidence has grown twelve points in a process with quite a few ups and downs.
Those over 45 years of age are the workers who register a higher level of confidence when it comes to maintaining their job in the next six months, since three out of every four employees in this age group expect to keep their job, one point less that a year ago.
In second place are employed people under 25 years of age , with 67%. The confidence of this group of workers has increased the most in the last year, almost 20 points more. For their part, workers between 25 and 45 years old are those who register the lowest level of confidence, with 64%, two points less than a year before.
Below the European average
During the first quarter of 2017, Spain registered a level of confidence lower than the European average (74%). Despite this, Spain is above countries such as the United Kingdom (67%), Italy (61%) and Greece (56%).
Luxembourg, Austria, Portugal and Germany are the countries that have the most optimistic workers, with a confidence level above 80%. Outside Europe, the rates in Australia and Japan stand out, with 79% in both cases, while the United States presents a confidence level of 65%.