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Chapter 10: Job Insecurity
Commercial rivalries around the globe, government deregulation of industry, and the increasing pace of organizational technology change have led to widespread corporate layoffs, workplace restructuring, and the increasing use of a contingent workforce. These phenomena virtually ensure that the employees of the new millennium will experience a substantially different workplace environment than employees in decades past. Specifically, today's worker must contend with the reality of rising job insecurity.
According to the Society for Human Resource Management (2001), 43 percent of US organizations conducted employee layoffs in 2000 and 2001 (prior to the events of September 11), with corporate reductions averaging 1013 percent of the workforce. Since then, annual layoffs within the US have hovered around 1 million permanent separations per year (Bureau of ...