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23% Search for Work on Employer's Computer

One-quarter (23 percent) of U.S. workers who use a computer at work admit to having searched for a new job on their companies' time and resources, according to a new survey by Hudson. On top of that, three in ten send and receive personal e-mails at work at least most days, if not every day. Another 28 percent say they do so occasionally.

Most workers who use computers say their employers know they use the Internet for personal business. In fact, three-quarters of them believe their bosses are aware of how much they use the Internet for non-work related activities, and half (48 percent) say their companies monitor their computer use. Of those who believe their Internet use is screened, 74 percent report that their companies have formal policies regarding e-mail and Web usage.

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