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Half of candidates would turn down a job that doesn’t offer this benefit

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  • Melissa A. Winn
Published
  • February 19 2014, 11:46am EST

Employers offering spousal benefits are more likely to attract new employees and retain the ones they already have, a new study from staffing firm Spherion shows.

The survey, which polled employed U.S. adults, found 46% of employees would turn down a new job that doesn’t offer benefits for spouses. Harris Poll conducted the survey in January on behalf of Spherion.

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