Bringing Home More Bacon

Pay rate, job security, shift/schedule, and work enjoyment are top priorities for U.S. employees looking for a job.

Pay rate is the top factor U.S. wage earners look for when seeking a job, according to 40% of the nearly 19,500 workers who took part in the 16th annual Voice of the Blue-Collar Worker survey conducted by EmployBridge.

After pay rate, the top priorities for all workers seeking a job are:

#2 Job security (12%)

#3 Shift/schedule (11%)

#4 Enjoy the work (9%)

Looking at the top responses by gender, more women placed shift/schedule as second only to pay, while more men cited job security as their second priority, followed by work enjoyment.

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Edited by Lorri Freifeld
Lorri Freifeld is the editor/publisher of Training magazine, owned by Lakewood Media Group. She writes on a number of topics, including talent management, training technology, and leadership development. She spearheads two awards programs: the Training APEX Awards and Emerging Training Leaders. A writer/editor for the last 30 years, she has held editing positions at a variety of publications and holds a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University.