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Approximately One-in-five Workers Will Spend Thanksgiving With Co-Workers, Finds New CareerBuilder Thanksgiving Survey

• 14 percent of workers have to work on Thanksgiving • Workers in Atlanta, Dallas, and San Francisco are most likely to spend the holiday with co-workers

CHICAGO, November 25, 2013 – As Americans prepare to give thanks this Thursday, co-workers may play a role in many Thanksgiving celebrations. Nearly one-in-five (19 percent) workers say they plan to celebrate Thanksgiving with co-workers either in or out of the office. A new CareerBuilder Thanksgiving survey was conducted nationally online by Harris Interactive© from August 13 and September 6, 2013 and included more than 3400 workers.

Workers Who Celebrate Thanksgiving With Co-Workers By:

Cities with Largest Economies

· Atlanta – 35 percent

· Dallas – 30 percent

· San Francisco – 23 percent

· Phoenix – 22 percent

· Washington DC – 20 percent

· Los Angeles – 16 percent

· New York – 16 percent

· Philadelphia – 11 percent

· Chicago – 8 percent

· Boston – 6 percent

By Industry

· Transportation and Utilities – 28 percent

· Retail – 25 percent

· Finance – 23 percent

· Healthcare – 23 percent

· IT – 23 percent

· Leisure and Hospitality – 21 percent

By Diverse Groups

· African American workers – 32 percent

· LGBT workers – 25 percent

· Disabled workers – 22 percent

· Asian workers – 19 percent

· Hispanic workers – 18 percent

This compares to 15 percent of non-diverse workers.

By Age

· 18-24 – yes, 21 percent

· 25-34 – yes, 17 percent

· 35-44 – yes, 22 percent

· 45-54 – yes, 18 percent

· 55+ – yes, 16 percent

Not everyone gets to enjoy the holiday at home.

Fourteen percent of workers said they have to work on Thanksgiving, with hospitality workers the most likely to be on the clock:

· Leisure and Hospitality – 36 percent

· Retail – 29 percent

· Healthcare – 23 percent

· Transportation and Utilities – 21 percent

Would you rather spend Thanksgiving Day with co-workers or your family?

It’s no surprise that workers look forward to spending time with family on Thanksgiving. However, given the choice, nearly one-in-ten reported they prefer not spending the holiday with family or co-workers:

· My family – 91 percent

· My co-workers – 2 percent

· Neither – 8 percent

Survey Methodology

This survey was conducted online within the U.S. by Harris Interactive© on behalf of CareerBuilder among 3,484 U.S. workers (employed full-time, not self-employed, non-government) between August 13 and September 6, 2013 (percentages for some questions are based on a subset, based on their responses to certain questions). With a pure probability sample of 3,484, one could say with a 95 percent probability that the overall results have a sampling error of +/-1.66 percentage points. Sampling error for data from sub-samples is higher and varies. For full survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact jennifer.grasz@careerbuilder.com.

About CareerBuilder®

CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping companies target and attract great talent. Its online career site, CareerBuilder.com®, is the largest in the United States with more than 24 million unique visitors and 1 million jobs. CareerBuilder works with the world’s top employers, providing everything from labor market intelligence to talent management software and other recruitment solutions. Owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI), Tribune Company and The McClatchy Company (NYSE:MNI), CareerBuilder and its subsidiaries operate in the United States, Europe, South America, Canada and Asia. For more information, visit www.careerbuilder.com.

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