A Magazine Cover that Captures the Anxiety of the Era
I have blogged a number of times about the changing American workforce, the anxiety caused by the joblessness that continues to spread. The most viewed post on this blog in our history is this one: A Jobless Recovery and a Slip Down Maslow’s Hierarchy.
The problem is not getting any better. The loss of jobs leads to an ever-increasing number of people “working” in “non-jobs,” free-lancing, making do. Here’s Bob Herbert from today’s New York Times:
But once you realize that it will take 11 million or more new jobs to get us back to where we were when the recession began, you begin to understand that we’re not really making any headway at all.
Business Week recently captured the anxiety of this uncertain and insecure time on its cover (from the January 18th issue), “The Permanent Temporary Workforce.” Here it is. It is worth a careful look.
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