America's second-largest employer is a temp agency

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    Jul 09, 2013 12:07 AM GMT
    What a great, new economy we have. This is what "fundamentally transforming the United States of America" is.



    Behind Wal-Mart, the second-largest employer in America is Kelly Services, a temporary work provider.

    Friday's disappointing jobs report showed that part-time jobs are at an all-time high, with 28 million Americans now working part-time. The report also showed another disturbing fact: There are now a record number of Americans with temporary jobs.

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    Jul 09, 2013 12:42 AM GMT
    Are you just now noticing this fundamental change to our economy? This change has been building for decades. When I got my first engineering job in 1991, another division of my company had an office in our same building. All their engineers were temps. When I left engineering in 2002, I discovered that the best way for me to find a job was to work through a temp agency. These employers save money, even after paying a nice percentage to the temp agencies, by not paying benefits to their temp workers. This tactic contributes significantly to the number of people without health insurance.
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    Jul 09, 2013 2:15 AM GMT
    wyrln saidAre you just now noticing this fundamental change to our economy? This change has been building for decades. When I got my first engineering job in 1991, another division of my company had an office in our same building. All their engineers were temps. When I left engineering in 2002, I discovered that the best way for me to find a job was to work through a temp agency. These employers save money, even after paying a nice percentage to the temp agencies, by not paying benefits to their temp workers. This tactic contributes significantly to the number of people without health insurance.


    And Obamacare has accelerated this tremendously.
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    Jul 09, 2013 2:34 AM GMT
    A job is a job is a job.

    You may quote me.
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    Jul 09, 2013 2:46 AM GMT
    southbeach1502 said
    And Obamacare has accelerated this tremendously.

    Obamacare hasn't been implemented. You aren't thinking critically.
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    Jul 09, 2013 2:48 AM GMT
    wyrln said
    southbeach1502 said
    And Obamacare has accelerated this tremendously.

    Obamacare hasn't been implemented. You aren't thinking critically.


    Of course it has. And the part that is slated to "debut" in 2014 (well, which has now been delayed until after the 2014 election, uh, I mean until it is "better" or whatever the lame excuse is), the looming implementation of that part is causing businesses to make adjustments already.

    Business won't wait to react until the moment that the ridiculous mandate takes effect. I'm surprised you didn't know that.
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    Jul 09, 2013 3:02 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidA job is a job is a job.

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    A job with benefits is very different from one without them. Yes, this guy is trying to deny the recovery exists, but this trend he suddenly discovered is very real. It hurts workers by funneling money to temp agencies that would otherwise have gone to improving their quality of life.