Why are many manufacturing workers on public assistance?

By NPR

Jun 13, 2016

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A UC Berkeley Labor Center study suggests that many American manufacturing jobs aren't paying enough to keep workers off of public assistance. The issue is linked in part to manufacturing labor hired through temp agencies, which has risen as manufacturers look to cope with varying demand. 

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks about the study and the larger issue to the Center's Ken Jacobs. 

Listen to the interview and read more on npr.org.

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