Washington Post (09/27/13) Lydia DePillis
In a recent interview, Carl Camden, chief executive officer of Kelly Services, expressed frustration that the nation must once again deal with the debt limit issue and talked about how the current economic climate makes it difficult to grow a business in the U.S. He also discussed changes in the employment model, in which more people become independent contractors and consultants. “We’re quickly drifting back to the way employment has historically been in this country, a nation of craftsmen, tradesmen, independent workers,” Camden said. “Younger people are mostly independent contractors, they work two or three jobs, and they like to.”
Camden added that the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges, among other things, could “make it easier for temporary workers to overcome the discrimination they face.” However, he is uncertain whether the law will work, because lawmakers have been more focused on defunding it than on trying to fix the flaws.
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