Almost all US jobs created since 2005 are temporary
The conventional full-time job is disappearing.
Survey research conducted by economists Lawrence Katz of Harvard University and Alan Krueger at Princeton University shows that from 2005 to 2015, the proportion of Americans workers engaged in what they refer to as “alternative work” jumped from 10.7% to 15.8%. Alternative work is characterized by being temporary or unsteady—such as work as an independent contractor or through a temporary help agency.
The Gig Economy
January 9th, 2018 8:35pm
I've said it before: There should be a law that requires all jobs to get full benefits; Insurance, vacation, sick leave, etc.
That way there would be no incentive to fire all full time employees and replace each with two or more part time employees.
January 9th, 2018 10:58pm
January 9th, 2018 11:00pm
Retail loves part time workers because it gives them more flexibility, if one person calls in sick they can move another persons schedule. It also means they can bring people in just for the busy periods.
I can't see this changing as many of these businesses are barely viable right now.
January 10th, 2018 2:42am
A logical progression from this is allowing people to bid for work to self-populate the schedules and undercut each other, the only way is down. Kinda like a corporate task-rabbit. I was considering doing an app for this myself but decided it was immoral.
January 10th, 2018 3:35am
Or labor could shop around for a better deal.
Does a more efficient labor market necessarily harm employees?
January 10th, 2018 6:47am
The employer holds all the cards and probably will into the future.
Unless you are a "rock star" in your respective field.
January 10th, 2018 7:04am
You guys forgot the thieves class: CEO and board of directors. These guys skimming off money from shareholders and workers alike. If we execute a lot of them, it would help. I vote to line Carly Fiorina against the wall first. This time we would put a woman first.
January 10th, 2018 9:49am
"I can't see this changing as many of these businesses are barely viable right now."
Perhaps retail is barely viable because they don't have customers. Perhaps they don't have customers because people don't have spending money. Perhaps people don't have spending money because they are all working multiple low wage part time jobs with no benefits.
January 10th, 2018 10:07am
Legion there is such a law and it applies to (some large) non-profits. In order to exist, IRS requires the entity to spend so much on the workforce and have such-and-such benefits.
I guess in for-profit corporation that would go into the charter, do they still have charters?
January 10th, 2018 1:18pm
>Perhaps retail is barely viable because they don't have customers. Perhaps they don't have customers because people don't have spending money. Perhaps people don't have spending money because they are all working multiple low wage part time jobs with no benefits.
January 12th, 2018 7:48am