Workers Most Thankful for Job Stability

December 21, 2010 ( – A recent survey finds that American employees are not only thankful to have jobs, but value the fact they expect to keep their jobs in the long term.

One-quarter of Americans are most thankful for job stability this holiday season, according to the survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Heald College.  Second to job stability, 24% of Americans indicated that they are most grateful for flexibility in their schedules.  

According to a press release, 25% of respondents over 55 stated they are most thankful for having job satisfaction.  Only 13% of respondents under the age of 55 gave the same response. More than a quarter (27%) of respondents ages 54 and under are more likely to be thankful for job stability compared to 18% of those over 55.   

Regionally, 30% of Americans in the southern United States are most thankful for job stability compared to 23% in other regions of the United States. Thirty percent of women are thankful for flexibility in their schedules compared to 20% of men.   

Heald College’s Workplace Thankfulness Survey was conducted using the Harris Poll National Quorum, from November 17 to November 28, 2010, among 919 employed residents of the U.S.