part time workers
The presidential candidate is proposing protections for part-time shift workers, many of whom are in low-wage jobs in the retail and food industries.
Due to severe budget restrictions still in effect, and the uncertain outcome of the Presidential election, governments are not spending enough on public works projects long overdue to take up the hiring slack.
Gap becomes the latest major retailer to give its workers more flexibility.
Underemployment is expensive in dollars and even more costly in terms of its impact on children of under-employed parents. We need to make discussing and addressing this imperfect imbalance a priority.