The Best Part of the Job is Having a Job
See also: Job-Hopping is So 2006 With unemployment rates still painfully high, Americans value job stability more than any other career-related asset, according to a new survey released by Heald College and conducted by Harris Interactive. Other valued attributes include job satisfaction, personal fulfillment, work-schedule flexibility and career advancement. The attachment to stability is a sign of the times, and with no guarantees that an improving economy will cause employment levels to normalize, those who are relatively secure in their positions aren't taking their fortune for granted. “It's no surprise that Americans not only value the fact that they have jobs, but truly value the fact that they expect to keep their jobs long term," said Jennifer Lozada, corporate director of career services for Heald College. "Americans want to feel that they are appreciated for what they do and that they will continue to play a long-term vital role in the workforce." Nearly 920 employed residents of the U.S. took part in the survey.