Temp Jobs a Permanent Solution?

November 12, 2010  |  

(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.

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