Archives par mot-clé : temporary work

Choosing Agency Work: Under Which Conditions ?

Temporary work appeared in France in the 1950s and developed in an exponential manner. Temporary workers compound instability with relation to work, to career and to employer. However, 20% of temporary employees wish to remain in temporary employment. Why does this minority choose precariousness? The analysis of working and employment conditions of temporary employees highlights a differential management of interim employees. Two types coexist: mass intern employees and individualized interim employees. The interests of companies and professional temporary employees forge a particular employment relationship, which is co-constructed between agency and temper that in turn makes it possible to explain this choice.

Kornig.C, Socio-Économie du Travail n°29 (Économies et Sociétés, tome XLI), décembre 2007, p.1959-1977.

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The Social Construction of Temporary Work : From Its Emergence in the USA to Its Institutionalization in France

The aim of this paper is the study of the historical development of temporary work. Temporary workers agencies (TWA) appear first at the beginning of the last century in the United States and in the United Kingdom. From the years 1940 on, their fast development carried by large companies of temporary work would be based first of all on the secretarial work needs. Introduced in France during the 1950’s, its institutionalization (economic, social, and political recognition as a useful activity for the community) has been progressive.

Rachid Belkacem, Cathel Kornig, Socio-Économie du Travail n°33 (Économies et Sociétés, tome XLV), août 2011, p. 1301-1327.

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