job security

  

Definition

Assurance (or lack of it) that an employee has about the continuity of gainful employment for his or her work life. Job security usually arises from the terms of the contract of employment, collective bargaining agreement, or labor legislation that prevents arbitrary termination, layoffs, and lockouts. It may also be affected by general economic conditions.

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  • The job security of the software engineer was 100% because he knew he had ten other companies that would immediately hire him if need be.

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  • I did not have a feeling of job security and it made me think that I would be losing my job very soon.

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  • Since people are living longer every year the medical field need is steadily rising, and this is great for persons in these fields due to their job security.

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