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Supply chain execs seek new jobs despite economic uncertainty


A large number of supply chain executives are eyeing a job change in the next few months, despite widespread pessimism about the economy, according to a new report.
The survey by recruiter DSJ Global found that 41% of respondents are likely to move jobs in the next six months.

The findings came as 50% were confident in their current job’s security in the face of an ailing economy, with 30% not confident and the remainder either feeling neither way.

Fifty-three percent expected a worsening economy during the next year, while 43% felt negative or very negative about the current jobs market. The same number were also confident that if they were made redundant, they would be able to find a new job within three months.

Meanwhile, 43% expected their compensation to grow over the next 12 months.

The survey revealed global disparities between regions, with APAC respondents generally the most confident about the current jobs market, with confidence in EMEA and the US significantly lower. Looking to the future, the US had the highest confidence the jobs market would improve, perhaps reflecting the large-scale unemployment the country has seen during the pandemic.

The US also had the highest optimism about the economy improving over the next 12 months, with 30% optimistic compared to 22% in APAC and 14% in EMEA.

The report surveyed 650 respondents globally, mostly at either mid-senior or director level.

Steve Yendell, chief operating officer at DSJ Global, said: “The Covid-19 pandemic is clearing impacting how supply chain professionals are feeling about the job market – mostly bringing an expectation or acceptance that a move is more likely.

“We are here to help supply chain professionals and employers navigate this challenging and changeable market and make the best employment-related decisions.”

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