Yep, that Bush Recession really sucked for everyone. Well at least for the working man.Surge in temp jobs may hinder recovery
July 11, 2013
The job market is looking up. According to a new survey conducted for job search site CareerBuilder, 44 percent of U.S. employers intend to hire full-time workers in the second half of 2013, while 25 percent will hire part-timers and 31 percent will hire temporary employees. Good news, right?
Not really. While everyone is pleased to see that hiring of permanent workers is at least relatively stable and not shrinking, the increase in part-time and temporary employees is part of a worrying trend. The U.S. now has 2.7 million temporary workers -- more than ever before in its history. These are people who typically lack health care benefits and any paid sick leave or time off.
Meanwhile, those who work in construction and manufacturing are twice as likely to be injured as permanent employees and, of course, when they're off work they aren't being paid at all. In retail, temp jobs don't produce a living wage, especially in the big expensive metropolitan areas where they're largely concentrated. Yet this represents the growth sector in American employment, with temp jobs growing faster than any other kind of paid work.
And the GOP sabotage of the recovery really sucks for everyone too.
Well at least for the working man.
I wonder why you aren't bitching about the actual SOURCE of these things instead of trying to shift the blame to Obama.
Nevermind, I know why. You conservatives are chronically unable to take responsibility for anything you do.