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A 'Permatemp' Economy: The Idea Of The Expendable Employee

NPR | Jan. 29, 2013 11 a.m.

Nearly 13 million people head to work as temporary and contract employees each year, according to the American Staffing Association. In a piece for The New York Times, sociologist Erin Hatton traces the evolution of the temp industry and argues that it’s time to get rid of the “anti-worker ideology that has come to accompany it.”

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