Sluggish Economy Relies More On Part-Time Workers

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Steven Greenhouse, covers labor issues for The New York Times, author of The Big Squeeze
Aron Ain, CEO of Kronos, which specializes in workforce management solutions

As retailers work to stay afloat during the slow economic recovery, employers are cutting costs by streamlining staff schedules — increasingly relying on part-time workers, who can cover flexible shifts on short notice. But the unpredictable hours, modest wages and lack of benefits take a toll.

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