Workers Cite Positive Career Impacts of Recession

Nearly three-quarters of workers surveyed say that a recession can actually have some positive impact on their career.

A survey of 457 workers by Accountemps, a financial temporary staffing firm in the U.S., reported that workers are gaining more from the experience than just managing to keep their jobs: 77% of respondents cite at least one positive effect the recession has had on their jobs, including the ability to tackle new projects and take on more challenging work.

The survey asked workers: “What positive effects, if any, has the recession had on you and your job?” Their responses* were:

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