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Many Employees Express Redundancy Fears

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As many as one in five workers across the UK say they fear being made redundant in the next six months, according to a recent survey.

The survey, which was conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Glassdoor, found that redundancy fears were highest in the North East and North West, where 25% of employees reported having concerns.

Younger employees (16-24 years old) are most concerned (27%) when compared to other age groups. The survey also found that more than one in three (35%) employees are concerned about co-workers being made redundant.

While some employees have expressed concern over being made redundant and others expressed optimism in a pay rise, three in ten (30%) employees (including those self-employed and not employed but looking for work) report optimism that they could find a job matched to their experience and current compensation levels in the next six months if they were to lose their current job.

Full-time employees (32%) are more confident than part-time employees (23%) when it comes to finding a new job within six months. Those self-employed (35%) are even more confident.

Employees with the highest levels of confidence are to be found in Wales, where 42% are confident in their ability to find a new job in the next six months.

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