5 Top Industries Where Office Romance Is Most Likely to Blossom
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

Office romances are a common part of the business world, and according to a recent survey it’s more prevalent than many think. A CareerBuilder’s survey found nearly two in five (38%) of U.S. workers have dated someone who worked for the same company, and 16% said they have done so more than once.

The national survey was conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder from November 6 to December 2, 2013, and included a representative sample of 3,008 full-time, private sector workers across industries and company sizes.

Check out more findings from the survey:

31 PERCENT: Married their office sweetheart
20 PERCENT: Said at least one person in the office romance was married
24 PERCENT: Said office sweetheart was higher up in the organization, including the boss.
3 PERCENT: Said the relationship helped them progress in their career

INDUSTRIES WITH THE MOST ROMANCE
57 PERCENT: Leisure and Hospitality
51 PERCENT: Utilities
46 PERCENT: Information Technology
42 PERCENT: Transportation
38 PERCENT: Financial Services

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.


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