Poll: Age, income factors in staying with single employer

CHICAGO (AP) — A new poll says more than 40 percent of America’s baby boomers stayed with their employer for more than 20 years. But it’s unlikely their children or grandchildren will experience the same tenure with a single employer.

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll of more than 1,000 Americans 50 and older also shows that of those with at least two decades of service with a single employer, 18 percent have stayed at least 30 years.

Pensions appeared to play a major role in whether to change employers.

The survey found that about half of those who are excited about retirement, but just a third of those who are anxious, have had at least 20 years with a single employer.

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This story has been corrected to show that more than 1.000 Americans 50 and older were surveyed.