Unemployed seeking temporary work

March 9, 2009 8:08:06 PM PDT
As the economy tumbles more people are turning to temp agencies.More and more people are willing to take a pay-cut, do jobs they're overqualified for and even work part time in this economy.

"When I get here at 5:20 a.m., 5:25 a.m. there are usually 15 to 20 people waiting," said Phil Burger with Labor Finders in Raleigh.

Burger helps place dozens of unemployed each day desperate to work.

"We have guys that ride their bikes 4,5,6 miles, we have one guy that walks up here 3 miles every morning," he said.

"I don't look for a handout; I don't ask people for money, I work for mine," said Grant Jackson, who walks 3 miles a day.

He says he has been doing it for years. He won't look for a permanent job, because as so many are finding out job hunting takes time. But labor finders are helping people find work.

"The only way you're going to get the job is if you come in on a regular basis everyday when the door opens, sign your name, and make yourself available," Burger said. "The people who want to work, if you come and you're persistent and you're regular, you'll get work."


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