The recession has crushed the “free agent” mentality that has prevailed among American workers who had freely job-hopped since the 1990s, Towers Watson found in a survey of 22,000 employees in 22 markets around the world.

While that has caused more people to want to stay put in a job in hopes of job stability, with 50% even saying they would like to remain with one employer their whole working lives—that complacency has not translated to their ideas about retirement.

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