The Two Sides of the Temp Economy
Small Business Labs
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
The NY Times article The Rise of Permanent Temp Economy provides an interesting look at the history of temporary work in America. The author argues the temp industry in America was created by exploiting gender stereotypes in the 1950s and 1960s. The strategy worked and early temp leaders (like Kelly Girls) were able to establish "a new sector of low-wage, unreliable work right under the noses of powerful labor unions."