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Freelance workers a growing
segment of California economy

Los Angeles Times, by Tiffany Hsu

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Posted By:JoniTx, 8/3/2014 1:22:08 AM

A short gig doing security for the True Blood television show. A stint driving for a rental car company. A week as a customer service representative at a retail store. This is how Delvontaie Antwine, 34, makes do in California´s economic recovery — earning a few scattered paychecks a month from odd temp jobs while living with relatives in Silver Lake. Each week, he goes to a career center, where recently he was looking into positions transporting patients for Kaiser Permanente. (Snip) It´s a purgatory sometimes called the gray economy. Although the official state unemployment rate dropped to 7.4% in

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/3/2014 1:46:05 AM     (No. 9951310)

But, Zippy said with Zippycare, they could follow their dreams. Too bad if they have to compete with foreign workers.

"Transporting patients for Kaiser Permanente"
Apparently, there is money to be made transporting Medicare patients. Here, one company only hires blacks, another only hires Columbians, and the third hires Haitians. Never seen a white driver.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: 4justice, 8/3/2014 2:13:40 AM     (No. 9951323)

Even gigs are hard to get. Competition is fierce. This is the only kind of work my roommate can get and the only way to get one is to be the first one to answer the ad, and, bilingual is preferred. It is and has been terrible out there. I hate what has become of this economy. I honestly think unemployment is about 22% here... Among Hispanics it is lower.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: KTWO, 8/3/2014 4:05:22 AM     (No. 9951348)

Far better article than I expect from the LAT.

It includes only a few "duh" observations from the Captain Obvious Experts at universities and non-profits.






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Reply 4 - Posted by: Trigger2, 8/3/2014 4:24:06 AM     (No. 9951351)

Now you know how Barry and his sycophant demonrats can brag about their 200K+ job creations every month. Each of these temporary freelance worker jobs counts as a job created. I´m sick of demonrat BS.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 8/3/2014 4:38:02 AM     (No. 9951355)

FTA "In San Francisco and Los Angeles, where the wealthiest residents are recovering fastest from the downturn, demand is surging for pay-as-you-go services such as housekeeping, physical training and massages."

Of course the limousine liberals would take advantage.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: provide, 8/3/2014 6:19:23 AM     (No. 9951384)

Illegal aliens working for cash used to be independent contractors will now be known as freelance workers.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 8/3/2014 8:36:54 AM     (No. 9951464)

Like the windmills that can´t produce enough power to manufacture another windmill ( Ann Coulter´s line), these folks are contributing little, if any, to the state and federal treasury. If they were to file tax returns, their claimed business expenses would likely result in a refund. If they even are 1099ed, they certainly aren´t burdened with contributions to FICA, SS,etc. Meanwhile ,the vast array of government services they soak up result in a ´negative contribution´ to the economy.



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Reply 8 - Posted by: Grumpy Yee, 8/3/2014 11:23:51 AM     (No. 9951745)

Official unemployment rate 7.4%? I haven´t a clue how they have come up with this figure. The officials doing the calculation only see what the the unemployment offices reports. but they fail to see those who have dropped because of their time limit to draw unemployment has run its course. Looking around the SF Bay Area, the figure should be more like 10.7% or higher. More lies from the leftist government of Kalifornia.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mitzi, 8/3/2014 11:31:56 AM     (No. 9951755)

As #1 said - this was part of the "lure" for Obamacare:

PELOSI: Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or, eh, a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance, or that people could start a business and be entrepreneurial and take risk but not [be] job-locked because a child has asthma or someone in the family is bipolar. You name it. Any condition is job-blocking.

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2010/03/12/pelosi_we_must_pass_obamacare_so_artists_can_quit_their_day_jobs2

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Reply 10 - Posted by: privateer, 8/3/2014 1:18:12 PM     (No. 9951861)

If Botoxica ever quits HER dayjob, somewhere a bridge will be calling the trolls´ union hiring hall.

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