"Just a Temp": Expectations and Experiences of Women Clerical Temporary Workers
Examines the temporary work industry with a focus on the group dominating the temporary workforce -- women in administrative support clerical positions. It analyzes both quantitative and qualitative data collected from a survey of temporary workers in Philadelphia and its suburbs, follow-up in-depth interviews with a sub-sample of the respondents, and personal interviews with owners and managers of temp services. Areas examined include: reasons for temp work, relations with employment services, skills and training, and compensation and benefits. Contains tables and a sample questionnaire.
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administrative support bachelor's degree benefits black women business school Circle number Circle YES clerical temporary client companies co-paid computer skills contingent jobs Contingent Labor contingent workers contingent workforce DATA ENTRY demographic DENTAL INSURANCE Department of Labor DICTAPHONE earned figures are percentages FLEXTIME full-time permanent GEBA income interviews Labor Force Experience labor market Lapidus Last Permanent Job least one child LEHS less looking for permanent Main Occupation marital status married women medical insurance months older women part-time participate permanent position personal computer Philadelphia PMSA questionnaire received RECEPTIONIST registered sample type secretarial Single includes never single women Skip to Q specific spreadsheet Spurious relationships suburban respondents suburbs Table temporary employees temporary help service Temporary Help Supply temporary services temporary workers temporary workforce two-thirds U.S. Department week white women women who want women with children WORD PROCESSING DUTIES Write in number YEARS(S YES NO Q YES YES YES
Page 9 - includes Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania and Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties in New Jersey. The
Page 7 - Since the majority of temporary workers are women and since clerical occupations dominate among temporary positions, this study focused on women who work for temporary services in administrative support positions.
Page 92 - 1987. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office. US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor