Casual Employment – A Nostrum to Unemployment in Nigeria.

Rasak, Bamidele and Okafor, Emmanuel Emeka (2015) Casual Employment – A Nostrum to Unemployment in Nigeria. Fountain Journal of Management and Social Sciences, 4 (2). pp. 100-112.


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Abstract In the past three decades and beyond, there has been a worldwide upsurge in the number of organizations that use or employ casual workers. This has been attributed to economic uncertainty or turbulence, massive unemployment, globalization, the shift from the manufacturing sector to the service sector and the spread of information technology. These changes have created a new economy which demands flexibility in the workplace and, as a result, caused the decline of the permanent employment relations and a dramatic increase in casual work. This study therefore, examines the choice faced by a potential worker in getting a permanent employment. This study was guided by the Labour Market Segmentation Theory. The study is descriptive in nature and revealed that due to the state of the economy in Nigeria, jobs are hard to find. Workers therefore preferred to take up jobs that are casual in nature, in order to meet up with their daily needs. The study recommends that employers and owners of organizations should employ more workers who are seeking for jobs, since they are benefitting from casual work; this will help to mitigate the rate of unemployment in Nigeria. Keywords: Casual workers, flexible work arrangement, unemployment, casual work arrangement and permanent work arrangement

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Bamidele Rasak
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2018 19:19
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2018 19:19

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