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Dave Jamieson

California Enacts Landmark Law For Temp Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

The state of California just took a big step toward curbing the abuse of temporary workers. On Sunday night, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill in...

Small Business Guide to Surviving Employee Vacations

Greg Voakes | Posted 03.04.2014 | Small Business
Greg Voakes

Larger businesses have plenty of employees who can pick up the slack when another employee decides to go traveling for vacation, but a small business usually lacks those extra personnel resources.

Temp Work Isn't Only Insecure -- It's More Dangerous Too

ProPublica | Michael Grabell, Olga Pierce and Jeff Larson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

by Olga Pierce, Jeff Larson and Michael Grabell, ProPublica, Dec. 18A version of this story was produced by Univision and will air tonight at 6:30 p.m...

Dave Jamieson

Obama To Talk Up Good Jobs... At Warehouse Staffed By Temps

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will visit an Amazon fulfillment center in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Tuesday as part of his national jobs tour, acco...

Rebutting the Fact That Temp Work Is a Bad Thing

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 09.10.2013 | Business
Allison O'Kelly

An increased preference for contract work, part-time gigs and even temporary roles is being driven by professionals and job hunters. Leading talent and high-level project specialists are seeking out this type of work at greater numbers for all kinds of reasons.

Dave Jamieson

The Hidden Dangers In Temp Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.11.2013 | Business

The growing use of temporary or "contingent" workers in American industries like construction and warehousing has helped diminish corporate accountabi...

Dave Jamieson

Low-Wage Hotel Workers Win Settlement

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.12.2012 | Business

A group of low-wage Indianapolis hotel workers who sued their employer for allegedly shorting them on pay have settled a lawsuit they claim has helped...

Dave Jamieson

Workers Strike At Walmart Warehouse

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.19.2012 | Business

Workers at a Walmart-contracted warehouse in Southern California went on strike Wednesday to demand better conditions at their facility, according to ...

Dave Jamieson

Another Strike Hits Chicagoland

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.17.2012 | Business

A strike among warehouse workers in Southern California has spread to northeastern Illinois, where a group of workers at a distribution center for Wal...

How To Get A Job: A True Story (Part 3)

Claire Diaz-Ortiz | Posted 09.18.2012 | Business
Claire Diaz-Ortiz

Being a temp isn't necessarily the be-all, end-all. Temps are hardly guaranteed long-term contracts or companies, or even short-term contracts that turn into full-time gigs. So it's a gamble. But it is a gamble that sometimes works.

Dave Jamieson

City Tries To Curb Hotels' Reliance On Temp Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.17.2012 | Business

In a move that could stem the use of temp agencies in Indianapolis' hotel industry, city lawmakers have passed an ordinance that backers say would mak...

A Temporary Solution for Jobless College Grads

Dr. Bonnie Snyder | Posted 09.15.2012 | College
Dr. Bonnie Snyder

The latest jobs report is in, and the employment picture is still bleak, especially for those just emerging from college. More than two million college graduates are now unemployed and millions more are underemployed.

Jason Linkins

Reporter Experiences Harrowing Ordeal As Employee Of Online Shipping Warehouse

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.28.2012 | Media

Mother Jones reporter and official recipient of the Order Of The Eat The Press Empire knighthood Mac McClelland followed up on the visit she made last...

Dave Jamieson

Walmart-Contracted Warehouse Jobs Saved By Judge

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.03.2012 | Business

Just days ago, it appeared that a hundred low-wage workers at a Walmart-contracted warehouse in California would lose their jobs after publicly accusi...

Dave Jamieson

The New Blue Collar: Temporary Work, Lasting Poverty And The American Warehouse

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.21.2011 | Business

JOLIET, Ill., and FONTANA, Calif. -- Like nearly everyone else in Joliet without good job prospects, Uylonda Dickerson eventually found herself at the...

Dave Jamieson

Workers At Walmart-Contracted Warehouse Claim Wage Theft

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.12.2011 | Business

The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in Dukes v. Wal-Mart, the largest class-action civil-rights lawsuit in American history, and will soon...

Chicago Area Warehouses Thrive As Low-Paid Temp Workers Struggle

Chicago News Cooperative | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Tory Moore worked at the same packaged-food warehouse in Kankakee for six years, but he was denied a loan and apartment rentals after being told he di...

Tips From A Bitter Temp

BusinessWeek | Anne Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When I tell people I work at an insurance company, I feel I need to explain myself. Sure, I work in insurance, but I'm "in insurance" about as much as...