"Everyone Only Wants Temps"
- My stint doing "on demand" grunt work for one of America's hottest growth industries
It's not a pretty formula, but it works. With 600 offices and a workforce of 400,000—more employees than Target or Home Depot—Labor Ready is the undisputed king of the blue-collar temp industry. Specializing in "tough-to-fill, high-turnover positions," the company dispatches people to dig ditches, demolish buildings, remove debris, stock giant fulfillment warehouses—jobs that take their toll on a body. [more inside]
Kaseyama Co. makes clothes for Japanese construction workers, who are called "tobi." Here is what they look like.
John Hyduk, a middle aged blue collar worker in Cleveland, writes about his daily existence
Perhaps, if we don't maintain the greatest worker-to-executive salary discrepancy in the world, the terrorists win.
The Nametag Nation gets a voice online. Retail Workers
along with our brethren in food service
are the bulk of the nations clock-punchers now, and we've got a lot on our minds. Some sites, like the above linked, offer info on serious concerns. Other sites
just let us vent. You may not agree with what we think, but we deserve to be heard from.