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“Unfortunately, we’ve been in this slump, for lack of better word, for at least the past year. And we would anticipate, or at least hope, that these things turnaround here with the additional unemployment money getting cutback,” he said.
Freelancers and contractors typically don’t receive health, 401(k), vacation and other benefits. Temporary employees on the payrolls of staffing firms generally do receive such perks, though they’re often not as robust as the ones permanent staffers receive.
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That’s not to say she hasn’t worked. For the last 16 years, she has held a string of jobs, starting with two part-time gigs while attending college for musical theater. Then, she says, she was diagnosed with cancer, dropped out and became “resigned to working in food service or retail for the foreseeable future.” Today, Alfenito works as a cashier at a bakery in Morgantown, West Virginia.
On Wednesday, the House followed the Senate in passing a bill to make Juneteenth a national holiday. President Biden signed it into law Thursday afternoon. After a century and a half, the oldest celebration of Black emancipation is now a federal holiday.
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There are plenty of other ideas out there, and a popular groundswell of support for flexibility and life balance that makes sense for all of us. Will we get there, or will we slide back into our old ways? That’s on us. Companies that don’t reinvent may well pay the price, losing top talent to businesses that do.
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Part of saving money is spending less on purchases. The browser extension Honey will automatically look for lower prices and coupons for online purchases. Weiss uses the extension and says it works quietly in the background until he is looking at a specific item to purchase. "It immediately tells me if this is the best price," he says. It also analyzes pricing data and lets customers flag items so they can be alerted if the price drops in the future. Honey is free to install and use.
Smith says it’s too early to declare that a longer-term shift from contingent to permanent workers is underway. Staffing Industry Analysts, a research firm, has estimated that as much as 30% of the labor force is made up of people who perform gig work at least some of the time. Labor has said the share of people who do contingent work as their main job is far lower at around 10%.