8:54 am September 17, 2012, by David Markiewicz
Fewer Americans are worried about being laid off or fired than a year ago, but low wages remain a top concern for workers, especially for women.
Only 4 percent of workers responding to a Harris Interactive poll listed getting axed as their main workplace fear, down from 9 percent a year ago, according to Fortune.
“We are not seeing the same level of job loss,” explained National Employment Law Project economist Christine Owen.
Pay is still a big issue, though. Among respondents to the survey, done for Everest College, 14 percent of women cited low wages as their biggest woe, compared to 8 percent of men. The study found that 11 percent of women listed working in a job outside their chosen career as a major source of stress, compared to 5 percent of men.
“Women may be working for the good of the household, and taking any job because that’s what they have to do,” said John Swartz, a spokesman for Everest College.
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