Sunday, November 04, 2012

Obama's oldies...


I hope Romney wins...only so I'll have to think a bit more about the blog titles! Anyway, after this coming week I promise to wind my neck in a bit about the US. Anyhoo, looking at the image (click to enlarge) we'll see something ZeroHedge has banging on about for years: like the UK, the US workforce is 'slowly but surely converting itself from a full-time to part-time worker society', the reasons are obvious and explained in this post. But this isn't the only 'schism' and as Tyler mentions, it is very much an "under the radar" phenomenon; when I see - and I do - the changing 'categories' of employees in UK stores and other outlets I begin to wonder whether the same is happening this side of the pond; (apologies for multiple links to one site but it's an interesting tale).

So, if you're old, vote for Obama! Owsblog does not endorse this message!

P.S. Mark Steyn on form: "But let him keep the bomber jacket."

3 comments:

Paul said...

Similar thing is happening in the UK with our over 65's - last quarter saw a record number of people over 65 in employment and for job statistics they are 'new jobs'. I would expect, at current rates, we may well see a figure of 1million reached before the next GE (it is currently just over 900,000. The recent changes to employment law now make it more likely, combined with an age group reaching pensionable age with very little in the way of pension provision, that employers will look at recruiting more experienced staff rather than trainees.

Span Ows said...

Thanks for the confirmation; I was sure I had seen info somewhere but looked through my stack of petty and random political pdfs (used to be for getting 'ammo', a habit I got into on the R5L boards!) and I couldn't find it.

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