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August 08 2012

Temp Jobs Become a Permanent Way of Life for Some

Alicia Leonard

August 09, 2012

When Kenneth Foreman had "a decent job with a decent company," he did the things that most people with a strong, steady paycheck do.

He and his wife bought a house close to his elderly parents in Hopewell, Va., and lived what he describes as a normal middle-class life.

“You know, work was good, family was good, kids were good,” he said.

But since he was laid off in December 2006 from the technology job he held for nearly six years, Foreman, 49, has only been able to string together a series of temporary jobs, often with months of unemployment between gigs.

Although he feels grateful for the paychecks, he is well aware they could stop anytime. More

Linn, A. (August, 2, 2012) Temp Jobs Become a Permanent Way of Life for Some. Retrieved August 9, 2012 from http://economywatch.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/02/13070977-temp-jobs-become-a-permanent-way-of-life-for-some?lite&__utma=238145375.1250219704.1343661079.1343921301.1343921313.3&__utmb=238145375.1.10.1343921313&__utmc=238145375&__utmx=-&__utmz=238145375.1343661079.1.1.utmcsr=(direct)|utmccn=(direct)|utmcmd=(none)|utmctr=(not%20provided)&__utmv=238145375.|8=Earned%20By=msnbc%7Cbusiness=1%5e12=Landing%20Content=Mixed=1%5e13=Landing%20Hostname=www.msnbc.msn.com=1%5e30=Visit%20Type%20to%20Content=Internal%20to%20Mixed=1&__utmk=89927384

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