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From TEMP by Louis Hyman Summarized by arrangement with Viking, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.
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Job security remains a pressing problem in American life. Cornell labor professor Louis Hyman says the 1970 recession marked the start of workforce commodification. Lucid and critical, he shares his inside understanding of consulting and temp work, though he may underplay gigs’ opportunities, particularly for young people seeking experience. He says firms must invest in their workforce, R&D and innovation or lose out to worker-owned and -operated services in the digital universe. Readers interested in US labor history, the digital future, the gig economy, corporate culture and the quest for a permanent job will find a lot to think about here.
About the Author
Former Fulbright scholar and McKinsey consultant Louis Hyman is an associate professor at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. He is the author of Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink and Borrow: The American Way of Debt.
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