Here’s another dismal sign of the Obama economy: After Wal Mart, the second largest US employer is Kelly Services, a temporary employment agency. Does anyone remember when the unemployment rate was about 5% during the Bush presidency and the left constantly derided “McJobs”? They’re kind of silent about jobs now.
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.
Approximately 2.7 million, in fact. And the trend has been growing.
In the first quarter of 2013, U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 2.86 million temporary and contract workers, according to the American Staffing Association. This represents a 2.9 percent growth from the same period in 2012. For just the month of June, there was a 6.7 percent growth in the number of staffing jobs than last year.
Read the whole thing. Part time and temporary jobs are growing, as full time jobs are declining.
As a side note, Mr. LC was going to hire another full time employee, but decided it made more sense to call a temp agency when he needs extra help and save the company the expense of taking on another full time worker. I guess he’s not the only one.