Workers Anxious Coming into the New Year

February 23, 2010 ( - The majority of U.S. workers surveyed in a Tell It Now survey by ComPsych reported a worried outlook for 2010 in terms of job stress and workload.

A press release from the employee assistance program provider said roughly three in every four employees indicated they are anxious about what 2010 will bring. When asked about their outlook for 2010 in terms of job stress and workload, 34% of respondents said they are “very worried” and 40% reported being “somewhat worried.”

Just over a quarter (26%) said they are not worried.

“Following an economically trying year, many workers have weathered layoffs and budget cuts in addition to the normal, first-quarter spike in stress levels,” said Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz, Chairman and CEO of ComPsych, in the announcement. “Employers should take this opportunity to support employees, especially those who have taken on additional work.”