The Rise of Temporary Workers

“Temporary workers have been a growing segment of the labor force since the recovery began. In 2010, 26.2% of private sector hiring can be accounted for by temporary workers alone. A front page article in the New York Times today by Motoko Rich explores this phenomenon. Rich worries that firms hiring more temporary workers is the start of a disturbing new trend. But looking a little more deeply at the data shows that this fear is overblown.” — Daniel Indiviglio, on the rise of temps in 2010 and why that’s actually a good thing.  Generally, when the economy starts to pick up, so does the rise of temps.

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