How secure do you feel about your job? It turns out, being employed isn’t enough to make people feel secure in their job these days. According to a new survey, 25% of Americans with jobs are worried about losing theirs in the next year.

The poll of 2-thousand U.S. adults reveals:

  • The biggest concerns come from distress about the job market (25%) and knowing that they work in an unstable business or industry (22%).
  • A third (32%) are worried they’re falling behind or don’t have the skills they need to be successful.
  • More than half (55%) of respondents feel like they’ve been doing the same job for years, while 54% admit their skills are at least a little outdated.
  • To help them stay competitive, 9 in 10 think it’s important to make learning new skills to advance your career a priority.
  • Nearly three-quarters (74%) want to make themselves more valuable to their employers.
  • While 78% are interested in upskilling at their current job, 54% say the skills needed to be a successful professional are different than they were five years ago.
  • The skills respondents say are most valuable that they’d be interested in learning are traits of leadership (18%), management or planning (14%) and understanding how to use AI (14%).
  • In an effort to feel more secure at work, Americans have been taking on more work (42%), learning a new skill (40%) and contributing above their job title (30%).
  • Others are focused on furthering education, like taking a professional course (026%), using free resources to self-study (23%) or earning a new degree or certification (10%).
  • If their job offered an opportunity to upskill within the next six months, 82% would be interested.

Source: SWNS Digital

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