Pro Publica interviews UB sociologist on the ‘temp’ sector in the U.S. workforce

Published June 28, 2013

An article in Pro Publica about the growing temp sector  –  the more than 2.7 million people employed on a day-to-day basis to provide labor for some of the U.S.’s largest companies  – quotes Erin Hatton, assistant professor of sociology. In the 1960s, agencies such as Kelly Services and Manpower advertised their services as women’s work, providing “pin money” to housewives, and they marketed the advantages of workers that the host company wasn’t responsible for, a theme that continues today, she said.

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