Here’s the Vice video that goes along with A Modern Day ‘Harvest of Shame from ProPublica, a story that details the dramatic increase in temporary workers in the U.S. during the ongoing sluggish recovery and their frequently bad treatment by employers.
We’ve done quite a bit of traveling across the U.S. over the years via automobile and, in doing so, it’s been hard not to notice these massive warehouses that dot the landscape.
They really do some great work at Vice and, like many others no doubt, I’m looking forward to another season of their work on HBO (that didn’t start already, did it?)
From the ProPublica story:
The temp industry now employs 2.8 million workers – the highest number and highest proportion of the American workforce in history. As the economy continues to recover from the Great Recession, temp work has grown nine times faster than private-sector employment as a whole. Overall, nearly one-sixth of the total job growth since the recession ended has been in the temp sector.
Didn’t know that…
If you combine temporary jobs with health care jobs, these two groups probably accounted for about half of all new jobs created in recent years.