Alternative Employment Agencies For Unorganized Workers (Single Displaced People) In Urban Core Areas

Year Published:  1981  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX2364

Temporary work agencies have traditionally used unorganized and unskilled workers for profit.

Abstract:  Temporary work agencies have traditionally used unorganized and unskilled workers for profit. Although these agencies provide jobs for workers who otherwise would not be able to get work, they usually pay the minimum wage with no guarantee of continued work or employee benefits. The following agencies have attempted to structure themselves in a way that eliminates the exploitative aspects of providing jobs for this group of people.

1) Non-Profit Temporary Work Centre 4-U, 244-A Gerrard Street East, Toronto,
Ontario M5A 2G2 (4-U has compiled a short history of its work).

2) Community Employment Services of Alberta, Ltd., 10508-98th Street,
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 2N4.

3) Vancouver Temporary Employment Cooperative, 60 Alexander Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6A 1E9. (This group also has documentation available about its work).

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