Today is a Labor Day. Years ago, working people would participate in marches in large urban areas to celebrate their efforts to get better wages and working conditions.
Now, most people celebrate Labor Day with family and friends. For most it is a last day of summer rite and a signal that the real world of school and work has returned in full force. Many working people are facing a tougher road that their parents and grandparents.
For many workers, finding a full time job is difficult. Companies are more willing to hire people on a parttime basis rather than a fulltime basis. Because of the new regulations associated with Obamacare, companies and organizations are more likely to hire people for less than 30 hours a week. Many companies are less likely to hire people on a fulltime basis because they are watching their bottom line.
"I think it is tougher now to make a living. Companies just don't want to hire as many people," said Gene Smoleski.
"Finding work has always been hard. But because of the economy and the recent recession, it is more difficult now," said Stan Devon.