Temp Jobs a Permanent Solution?
(Chicago Tribune) — After years searching for permanent jobs, many skilled workers in the Chicago area are getting used to the new normal: temporary employment. These are workers with established careers, who were making up to $100,000 a year as midlevel managers or executives before the recession. Now, they are temporary workers, hired without benefits and at a fraction of what they used to make. They are workers like Bob Szabo, 48, who moved to Chicago in early 2007 to become the chief operating officer of a wireless services company. He was laid off a few months later, then rehired and laid off again in 2008.