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63 Percent Of Americans Think The President Impacts Job Creation; Only 45 Percent Feel The U.S. Is Investing In Job-Generating Technologies

Burnison added that the current capital market uncertainty in Europe slows hiring in the U.S. and around the globe in general.  "Companies forecast demand for goods and services.  Obviously with the highest unemployment ever in Europe, it reduces consumer demand.  Lower demand makes CEOs less willing to invest in hiring as they are uncertain of a payback."

Detailed results are as follows:

Government:

Do you think the President of the United States has a big impact on job creation? [This question is referring to anyone in the office, not any particular person.]

Yes                                          63%

No                                           37%

Do you think the President, Congress and the Federal Reserve Bank can implement policies that control the U.S. economy?

Yes                                          55%

No                                           45%

Do you think that the U.S. has invested in technologies that create jobs?                   

No:                                          55%

Yes:                                        45% Do you think government spending on infrastructure projects is a good way for the government to positively impact or grow jobs?

Yes                                          64%

No                                           36%

Which of these technologies is the one best capital investment for U.S. job creation?                                  

Sustainable energy solutions                     28%

Information technology                              23%

Infrastructure for the country                      22%(roads, the utility GRID system)                                                                                           

New inventions/manufactured products       13%

Manufacturing methods                             12%

CEOs:

Do you think CEOs of U.S.-based multinational companies are working hard to hire American workers?

Yes                                          29%

No                                           71%

Do you think CEOs of U.S.-based companies that are global are motivated to hire Americans?                             

Yes                                          27%

No                                           73%

The Korn/Ferry survey was polled by Survey Sampling International, the world's leading provider of sampling, data collection and data analytic solutions for survey research, collected data.

About Korn/Ferry International Korn/Ferry International is a premier global provider of talent management solutions, with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  The firm delivers services and solutions that help clients cultivate greatness through the attraction, engagement, development and retention of their talent. Visit www.kornferry.com for more information on Korn/Ferry International, and www.kornferryinstitute.com for thought leadership, intellectual property, and research.

SOURCE Korn/Ferry

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