Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Workers' optimism about their employers sinks

U.S. workers are much less optimistic about their companies' outlook than they were three months ago, according to a quarterly survey by Glassdoor.com, a website focused on workplace issues, Reuters says in a story today.

The online poll of about 2,300 U.S. adults found 33% feel better about their company's outlook over the next six months, the lowest level of optimism since December 2008. That marked a 7-point drop from the second quarter survey, while the number of people saying their company's outlook has worsened moved up slightly to 14%.

The survey results come as the U.S. Labor Department prepares to release its monthly employment report, set for Friday. It's the most important of the monthly government economic reports.

The Gannett angle
In a separate, ongoing Glassdoor survey, Gannett gets a 2.6 rating out of a possible 5.0. "Employees say it's 'OK,'" Glassdoor says. That's based on 127 responses.

Just 25% approve of CEO Craig Dubow's performance, according to 89 ratings, Glassdoor says. The site also lists GCI salaries, based on anonymous responses.

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