Career Calling

January 13, 2014

The Temp Job Dilemma

Writing in Daily Kos, Laura Clawson examines the plight of temporary workers.  In many cases, especially if the worker is employed in a factory, a temp job will pay less, be more dangerous, and not be temporary.  Temp workers are performing the same tasks as full-time employees with few being on hired to full-time status.  Some of these jobs pay as little as $10 per hour.  As the U.S. came out of previous recessions, the rise of contract work preceded increased hiring.  Now,employer leverage temp workers as a way to hold down labor costs while getting the same level of productivity.  Workers have low pay, few benefits, and no security.  If this is the way manufacturing will come back to America, it might be better if this type of job stay overseas.

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