Survey: Many Employed Workers Haven’t Sought a New Job in Years

Menlo Park, Calif. — Jan. 23

Is your resume covered in cobwebs? You’re not alone, according to a recent Accountemps survey.

Nearly half — 48 percent — of employed workers interviewed said it’s been at least five years since they last looked for a new job. This includes 30 percent of survey respondents who haven’t conducted a job search in more than a decade.

In the same survey, nearly one in five — 19 percent — employees polled said they plan to look for a new job in the next 12 months. Among those, 70 percent expect the effort to be somewhat or very challenging.

The survey was developed by Accountemps, a specialized staffing service for temporary accounting, finance and bookkeeping professionals, and conducted by an independent research firm. It includes responses from more than 400 employees aged 18 years and older who work in an office environment in the United States.

Source: Accountemps