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Indiana University shifting 50 jobs to temp agency

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Indiana University is cutting about 50 hourly workers at the Bloomington campus and shifting that work to a temporary staffing agency.

University spokesman Mark Land said the move is partly being made to avoid having to add those workers to the IU health insurance plan as required by the federal health care overhaul if they average more than 30 hours a week.

Land told The Herald-Times that shifting 50 of the physical plant department's 650 jobs will also relieve the administrative task of managing the hours of seasonal workers.

IU will have the Manpower agency hire the maintenance and custodial personnel after Sept. 28. The university will pay the agency an administrative fee to manage the workers.

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  • Greed
    I disagree that the Affordable Care Act is to be blamed. It is IU who should be blamed for transferring jobs to a temp service to avoid paying benefits to their employees. It is American greed over and over again. The democrats & republicans want to continue to blame one another, but greed is at the bottom of these problems. If IU would stop paying ridiculous salaries to their chief management team and to their 2 beloved coaches (Wilson & Crean), maybe IU could afford to keep these men & women on their payroll.
  • Perfect
    This is exactly what all the libs in Bloomington deserve. Jobs moving private to a dreaded staffing company part-time because of Barack's revolutionary health vision. Any B'towners missing George W yet? I guess this is only fair.

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