Actually finding a real full time Temp Job is extremely difficult.Most have jobs for a short period of time working here and there. Most temp agencies are not large enough to ever give benefits.<quoted text>
Actually, since the article referenced mentioned that Kelly is now the 2nd largest employer in the USA, they are, subject to a couple of caveats:
Temp service companies (like Kelly) hire someone and they are "sent out" on various types of jobs. They are employees of the company (Kelly) and after they've worked there for X number of hours, they are eligible for health benefits, vacation, etc. just like a "regular" employee.
The (potential) problem is, they have to work long enough for the company to be eligible, many don't or bounce around from one agency to another. Another problem is they may not be paid enough to afford healthcare.
My wife was in the temp industry for over 30 years, I verified the above with her.
Companies have now realized that it is cheaper to hire temps. That leaves all the social security and government paperwork up to the temp agencies. The employer just calls on the phone and says send me someone to do this job. He doesn't have to pay for holidays, vacations, if anyone is ever there that long, or sick days. He doesn't have to work them for 40 hours a week. He may use them for any number of hours that he wishes. He has no labor relation problems as if the temp is not what he is looking for he simply calls the temp agency and ask them to send another body.
Obamacare is fueling this already terrible problem for workers. If Obamacare becomes reality this 29 hour a week temporary job situation may very well become the norm, even if the economy picks up.