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Continued: 'Free agent' is new face of workforce

  • Article by: ADAM BELZ , Star Tribune
  • Last update: September 4, 2013 - 9:35 AM

Osborne and her husband varied their work schedules and shared child care duties while they worked to make the winery profitable, and she built her public relations business.

So far, it’s working out. The vineyard is now a million-dollar enterprise, its wines have won some awards and the couple expect to produce 10,000 cases this year.

“Going to work and coming home at 5 and getting the two weeks of vacation and all that,” Osborne said, “couldn’t be further from how we and a lot of people that I know live.”

 

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  • By the Numbers

    Part-time jobs for economic reasons: up by 3.9 million from July 2006 to July 2013

    Temporary and contract hiring has surged across the country and in Minnesota, where the number of jobs at staffing agencies has grown 14 times faster than employment overall.

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