These temporary jobs offer a short term solution to the unemployment problem in the United States, but it will not lead to permanent changes. All of the people that are being hired for these temporary positions will sooner or later find themselves unemployed again. That is, after all, the nature of something that is temporary. There is no assurance in a job that has an imminent end. How can politicians be so positive about this kind of job creation? Permanent jobs should be the ultimate goal. They provide more security to American families through salaries and benefits, all of which will eventually lead to a better way of life.
This is a dilemma a lot of my friends face. Finding a job is really difficult these days. I know so many recent college graduates who have taken part-time jobs in retail or restaurants while they continue to search for something more permanent. Since I am getting ready to begin the post graduate job hunt I am constantly asking people what it’s like. The response is typically the same; take what you can get until something better comes along. This is not very reassuring. Yet, this is the temporary job market; its goal is to continue to circulate people through jobs without offering stability or financial security. The constant move from job to job is no way to begin a career and establish job security, and without those things an end to this unemployment crisis seems very unlikely.
The Center for Community Change believes deeply in Prosperity Economics which strives to do away with these temporary jobs and create more permanent ones in their places. Growth, security and democracy are the three pillars that shape Prosperity Economics. With these three core ideas The Center for Community Change and Prosperity for All are hoping to create steps to create jobs that lead to a more stable lifestyle.