The Temp-Nation of America

An increasing portion of the labor market is characterized by what many observers call “just-in-time employment.”  This sector of the labor market is more commonly known as the contingent labor market, consisting of temporary and contract employees.

Temporary workers are the fastest-growing segment of the workforce, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  The market for temporary and contract labor has grown considerably over the past three decades:

  • In 1972, only 214,000 temporary workers were part of the Americ.....
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