September 28, 2020
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Would I get another job? Survey reveals Waterford’s fears

Many people in Waterford are worried about the future of their jobs, a survey shows.
The study by the FRS Recruitment company found that 47% of people in the city and county have employment concerns. This is slightly higher than the national average of 46%.

The gap was much wider when people were asked about their prospects of securing a new job.

Nationally, 66% of those questioned believed they would secure a new job within three  months but across Waterford only 47% were confident they could secure a new job so quickly.

The survey found that than three in every 10 employees in Waterford are expecting a wage increase in the next 12 months, with 31% believing they are due a raise. The national average is  51%.

The survey also found that nine out of every 10 people in Waterford (90%) would like to work remotely some or all of the time.

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Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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