Unformatted text preview: Introduction I think the two articles printed in 2009 by The Toronto Star titled "Job insecurity: the
corrosive new normal", by Carol Goar and "IT Industry Growth Booming, Volatile; 84,000 New
Jobs Seen by 2013, But Expert Says Work is 'Precarious'" by Iain Marlow relate directly to our
‘Unit 2’ section in class. Speciﬁcally, I think these two articles suggest a similarity between
America’s nonstandard employment problems and those seen in global society. I assert that the
problems we face as a workforce in America are similar to those faced in other countries such as
Canada. One similafanaj or problem is the rise of cprecarious work’, deﬁned as “employment that
is uncertain, unpredictable, and risky from the point of View of the worker” (Kalleberg 2009 pg.
2). In comparing the global labor market to our own in terms of precarious work, Ithink both the Sf‘iv-Jtlvl‘bM? W’SBM mvwwrgm‘fm\ﬁ Vgﬁlﬁb
trendsi 1n growth and the subsequent effects are the most important aspects to focus on. The articles from the Toronto Star provide basis for my comparison. Carol Goar writes about how
‘precarious work’ is on the rise, and why this may be the case (Goar 2009 A23). lain Marlow’s I
article supports this with an example of some new precarious jobs, and how they come to be precarious (Marlow 2009 B04). In this paper I will explore the growing effects of precarious
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work and the evolution of how t ese jobs arise in both national and international societies. 2. ‘ 3‘90 \.
I assert that precarious work has a negative effect on workers and has growth steadily in MW): 5 utlnpf'
Statisticss—Mlﬂtﬂhway “the majority of contingent workers would have preferred a job that k3,, M3? to. s pantie
was permanent” (-BureawﬂabonStatistics 2005 pg. 3). These people desire permanent work
\_—-«/ because precarious work causes greater economic inequality, insecurity, and instability ...
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