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Temporary Employment

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Temporary Employment

A: ʼiʽāra. – F: travail temporaire. – G: Leiharbeit. – R: agenstvo. – S: trabajo (de contrato) temporal. – C: jiegong 借工.

Temporary employment is a form of wage labour characterised by an input of labour power that is temporary or limited in duration. It often entails lower wages than in normal conditions of employment and includes the buying and selling of labour power through third-party labour contractors who are compensated for their services. Temporary labour is characterised by the spatial and temporal division between the labour contractor and the company purchasing the temporary worker(s) and is thus

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