This is incredible: 26.5 percent of IABC members have lost their job in the last 12 months, according to an ongoing survey by IABC (that’s the International Association of Business Communicators).
“In March 2009, when the survey began, 10.92 percent of respondents reported they had lost their job over the last 12 months,” IABC member Liz Wilson wrote on her blog. “In June, the number rose to 14.29 percent and the most recent result from September shows a worrying leap to 26.54 percent.”
That’s a staggering number — one in four.
“Whilst the results are likely cumulative and based on differing samples,” Wilson said, “they still provide an indication of just how tough it is at the moment for professional communicators.”
Here’s the link to Wilson’s blog, which is featured on IABC Europe’s Web site.