Report finds more than 40% of Milwaukeeans are working ‘bad jobs’

Laura Dresser, the associate director of COWS, says, “What you’re really seeing is what’s going on in the bottom of the labor market is quite substantially different from what’s going on in better jobs.” What compounds the difference between the lower or higher paying jobs is the “bad jobs” most often lack benefits like health insurance and paid time off. Dresser believes the conditions of these jobs can be improved.

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