Nonsequitur: Why Taco Bell Adding 100,000 Jobs Is Bad News

November 4, 2016


It’s true. Taco Bell is adding 100,000 jobs over the next 6 years.  But this is merely a continuation of a troubling trend.  The vast majority of jobs that have been added to the US economy since the recession continue to be low paying, low benefited jobs. While unemployment is down, millions of workers must work more than one job, sometimes multiple part-time jobs, to support themselves and their families.  Many workers are still eligible for and receive state and federal welfare benefits.  Unfortunately, the job growth areas projected to increase most are in Retail, Services, and Healthcare, all with heavy concentrations of low wage employment.

You can read more about the lack of good paying jobs here and here.


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