According to a new survey from Glassdoor, both employees and unemployed workers who are seeking employment believe that President Obama (51%) has a better vision for job creation and reducing unemployment than Mitt Romney (35%).
Regardless of who wins the election, the priority for those surveyed is job creation, which ranks higher than education assistance, retraining, equal pay, extending unemployment benefits, and cutting taxes. Here's the list of what the respondents thought should be the top presidential priorities:
- 66% - Create more jobs in private and/or public sectors
- 52% - Create more jobs focused on innovation technology and/or energy
- 46% - Provide education assistance
- 42% - Retraining programs for the long-term unemployed
- 41% - Develop job training programs
- 36% - Equal pay for men and women
- 28% - Cut business taxes
- 24% - Extend unemployment benefits
- 9% - Other
On a related topic, confidence in the job market continues to grow for those who are currently employed, while unemployed workers believe they are less likely to find a job within six months than in the past.
- In the third quarter, 41% of employees, including those self-employed, believe it is likely they would be able to find a job matched to their experience and compensation levels within six months if they lost their current job.
- Among unemployed job seekers, pessimism rose to its highest level in three quarters with 31% of those unemployed but looking reporting they believe it is unlikely they will find a job in the next six months. This climbed seven percentage points from the second quarter (24%).
Read More: Q3 2012 Employment Confidence Survey Results
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