engineering workers confident in economy, but concerned about jobs
ATLANTA, February 7, 2013 — The Randstad Engineering Employee Confidence Index, a measure of overall confidence among U.S. engineers, bounced back in the fourth quarter of 2012 to 57.8, increasing by 3.4 points. This marks the first increase in the past three quarters of 2012. The quarterly study, conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Randstad Engineering, surveyed 196 U.S. workers employed in the engineering industry in October, November and December of 2012. This quarter finds improving sentiments about the overall economy and in engineers’ confidence in their ability to find a new job. However, fewer engineering professionals believe more jobs are available this quarter.