The Hudson Employment Index for IT workers also showed:
* The number of workers expecting layoffs increased substantially in December, with 22 percent expecting a reduction in headcount from their employers, up eight points from November.
* Fewer workers were satisfied with their jobs in December (74 percent), as there was a three percent slide from the number who reported being happy at work in November (77 percent).
* More workers were worried about losing their job in December (23 percent) than in November (21 percent).
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