View Poll Results: Should we reduce or get rid of temp agencies?

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    Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?[W:131]

    http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com...-economy/?_r=0

    [QUOTE]Over the last three years, the temp industry added more jobs in the United States than any other, according to the American Staffing Association, the trade group representing temp recruitment agencies, outsourcing specialists and the like/QUOTE]

    Do you think we should get rid of or reduce the temp agencies? Do they seem to be part of the problem or solution?
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    Re: Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?

    No, they serve a purpose.

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    Re: Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
    Do you think we should get rid of or reduce the temp agencies?
    For what purpose? Temp agencies have been around since before I first entered the job market, back in the early 70's. They serve a useful purpose for both employers and employees. I'm not sure why we'd want to get rid of something which works.
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    Re: Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?

    [QUOTE=stonewall50;1064216663]http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com...-economy/?_r=0

    Over the last three years, the temp industry added more jobs in the United States than any other, according to the American Staffing Association, the trade group representing temp recruitment agencies, outsourcing specialists and the like/QUOTE]

    Do you think we should get rid of or reduce the temp agencies? Do they seem to be part of the problem or solution?
    Why in God's name would anyone want to get rid of an economically efficient solution? That would be silly and bad for the people that cannot otherwise find work. The problems are certainly not in making work flexible.

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    Re: Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?

    I think many companies exploit them. For instance, there are about 4 temp workers in my department that have been here over 2 years now with no idea if they will ever be hired permanently. They don't have to give them benefits like sick time or healthcare. So while they do serve a purpose sometimes that gets taken advantage of so I am a little on the fence here.
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    Re: Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?

    I think Obama should ban jobs period.
    I don't have proof for any of this, but you have to wonder.

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    Re: Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    I think many companies exploit them. For instance, there are about 4 temp workers in my department that have been here over 2 years now with no idea if they will ever be hired permanently. They don't have to give them benefits like sick time or healthcare. So while they do serve a purpose sometimes that gets taken advantage of so I am a little on the fence here.
    Exactly the same for me. I don't trust them. They are easy to exploit. And it seems like many companies AND the government using them. Cheating the system. Plus how can you claim you are giving more jobs when they are crappy temp jobs that are not long term?

    I think we should aim to create real jobs and reduce employment agencies.
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    Re: Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    For what purpose? Temp agencies have been around since before I first entered the job market, back in the early 70's. They serve a useful purpose for both employers and employees. I'm not sure why we'd want to get rid of something which works.
    Because they aren't stable jobs. Maybe we should aim for creating better more stable jobs?
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    Re: Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
    Because they aren't stable jobs. Maybe we should aim for creating better more stable jobs?
    There's a demand for temp jobs- there has been such a demand ever since I can remember. What problem has it been causing? None that I have seen.
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    Re: Should we get rid of or reduce Temp Agencies?

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
    Because they aren't stable jobs. Maybe we should aim for creating better more stable jobs?
    Temp agencies are a pathway to jobs in my area. They are rent-to-own people. Companies hire through them to test drive an employee and if they want to keep the employee after a while, they write the temp agency another check and the person becomes an employee of the company o which they were assigned.

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