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Hourly employees unconcerned about AI impact: report

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“Over the course of the Branch Report, flexibility has become increasingly important to attract and retain hourly workers,” said Atif Siddiqi, Founder and CEO of Branch, in a statement.

Nearly three in four hourly employees (39%) said they want greater flexibility and control over when they worked, according to the report.

“As the workforce continues to welcome new generations, this need is only going to grow, whether that’s offering flexibility in how they pick up work or receive their earnings,” Siddiqi said.

Higher pay over a new job

Higher compensation is also high on hourly workers’ list of demands, with 77% citing this as their most wanted from their workplace.

The demand for higher pay comes as 45% of employees express negative perception on the economy, and with majority of them concerned over home/rent affordability (62%), groceries (56%), and utility bills (54%).

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