Temp Jobs Up 22% While Overall Job Market Remains Flat

Temp Jobs Up 22% While Overall Job Market Remains Flat

It’s generally been considered a sign of good things on the horizon when you hear about an increase in the number of temp jobs. These non-committal hires are usually a sign of employers tip-toeing back into a period of stability or even growth. That’s why the latest Labor Department numbers have some prognosticators scratching their heads. [More]

Welcome To The Permanent Temporary Workforce

Welcome To The Permanent Temporary Workforce

As we recover from the Great Recession ™, unemployment may go down, but something will have changed. Economic conditions have accelerated the trend toward what BusinessWeek calls the “disposable worker.” Americans’ concept of a full-time job–one that includes health and retirement benefits and a measure of security–will need to change in the coming years. [More]

Minister For Hire Walks Out On Wedding

Minister For Hire Walks Out On Wedding

If you’re in Ohio and hire Gillian Kresila to officiate your wedding, you’d better not disobey her no-alcohol rule or you’ll be sorry. Kresila discovered that the 23-year-old bride, Erin Kuhns, had toasted her magic day with a glass of wine, and she walked out on the wedding a few minutes before it was scheduled to start.

Don't Be Fooled By "Limited Benefit" Insurance Plans

Don't Be Fooled By "Limited Benefit" Insurance Plans

If you’re a freelancer, temp worker, or hourly worker, you may have already been exposed to the “limited benefit plan,” a rotten insurance scheme which is designed to rake in more profits for insurance companies by offering low cost plans that provide almost no worthwhile coverage for the consumer.

US Airways Hires Temps to Beat Back The Riot

US Airways Hires Temps to Beat Back The Riot

The flood of complaints cometh for US Airways. A mountain of angrily worded, capital-letters writ correspondences, accompanied by suggestive stewardess voodoo dolls and the bleating, decapitated heads of voodoo-possessed pigs.