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As Hiring Falters, More Workers Become Temporary

First Posted: 12/20/10 06:58 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:20 PM ET

Temporary Work
In this photo taken on Wednesday, March 11, 2009, potential workers sit inside the Labor Ready temporary employment agency in the hope of getting a day job in Warren, Ohio. Labor Ready employees said that as the economy got worse, their lobby had gotten fuller and fuller for the 5am job call. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta) (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

New York Times:

Temporary workers are starting to look, well, not so temporary.

Despite a surge this year in short-term hiring, many American businesses are still skittish about making those jobs permanent, raising concerns among workers and some labor experts that temporary employees will become a larger, more entrenched part of the work force.

Read the whole story: New York Times

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