A look at job satisfaction in north Iowa

Man in manufacturing plant

KANAWHA, Iowa – Nationwide, workers took a much needed break on Monday, but come Tuesday morning, it’ll be back to the grind.

For some, heading back to the office isn’t the worst thing in the world, but for others it’s the last thing they want to do. A study done by CarrerBuilders.com says that 21 percent of full time employees in the U.S. say they plan to change jobs at some point in 2014.

On Labor Day, we headed out to see just how happy folks are with their jobs, and for the most part, everyone seems pretty satisfied.

“I always wanted to go into something with music, and music therapy is a perfect field for me,” says Britt resident Angela Schwichtenberg. Former Kanawha resident, Bruce Harley tells us, “School was easy and it was something to get off the farm for and into college.”  West Hancock Community Schools teacher, Marlene Leerar of Britt says she had always dreamed of being a teacher, and that she still feels wonderful about her choice in careers.

For some, finding a perfect career fit is not that easy. It takes a lot of trial and error, success and defeat, and even then, it may not be everything you’ve imagined. There’s an abundance of help in the area to get you exactly where you always hoped you would be. Kelly Services, Manpower and the Iowa Workforce and Development are all helpful resources to turn to for help finding your next career option.

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