Canadian career confidence high

More say it would be easier to find similar job if laid off
||Last Updated: 11/23/2006

Canadian employees are more confident about being able to find a comparable job if laid off than they were six months ago, according to a recent survey.

The survey of 520 full-time employees, the Right Management Career Confidence Index, conducted for career transition consulting firm Right Management, hit its highest level in the four years the survey has been conducted. The Canadian index reached 57.5, out of a possible 100, up from 54.8 last May.

More Canadian employees said it would be "somewhat easy" or "very easy" for an unemployed worker to find another job at the same salary — 33.5 per cent, up from 26.5 per cent last May. Fewer employees said it would be "very difficult" for an unemployed worker to find similar employment if laid off, 19.5 per cent, down from 27.5 per cent last May.