With nearly 15 million Americans unemployed, many jobless workers are itching to find a way back into the workplace. A recent survey conducted by Rutgers University’s Heldrich Center for Workforce Development explored whether or not job seekers
are truly willing to take any job out there—and what they would sacrifice to be gainfully employed again.
The survey consisted of a sample of 818 American workers who were interviewed over the summer months of July and August. Three-quarters of the respondents said that unemployed workers should just accept any temporary job, find a job in an alternative career field, or be willing to work for less pay and undesirable hours.
On the flip side, respondents overwhelmingly agreed that an increase in travel time to work was not a factor that they were willing to sacrifice in exchange for a new job.