Poll Shows Workplace Priorities of Alabamians

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - A statewide survey of Alabama residents has
been conducted to find their views on workplace priorities.

The poll by Auburn University found that men and women agree
that better benefits packages and higher wages should top the list
of changes or improvements sought in the workplace.

But the genders split when it comes to other priorities.

A majority of women care a lot about flexible work hours and
schedules and also about the availability of onsite or convenient
childcare.

Sixty-seven percent of women described childcare as "very
important," compared to 55 percent of men.

A majority of the Alabama residents surveyed described shorter
commutes and more public transit options as being "very
important" improvements that are needed.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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