Itinerant Worker

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Itinerant Worker

A person who moves from place to place to find a job. An itinerant worker is not confined to a single place and often does not own property. Itinerant workers are most common in sectors with a large number of temporary jobs or a high degree of seasonality. For example, an itinerant worker may be an agricultural worker who moves between two regions with slightly different growing seasons. The number of itinerant workers may increase during recessions or other times with low levels of job security.
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The Tablet is mainly attributed to reporters, reporting technicians, production managers and other itinerant workers.
The buildings on this street had once been rough doss houses for dispossessed itinerant workers, maimed soldiers from the First World War, impoverished pensioners and families like mine trying to survive on guile and luck in a time before benefits for the unemployed, the sick or the vulnerable.
How can extending a runway 320 miles away at Heathrow create 5,000 jobs in the North East unless 5,000 itinerant workers go down to London, live in squalid and massively over-priced accommodation and labour on the extension?
Satish Upadhyay, SDMC's standing committee chairman, said a team of SDMC officials had recently visited Chennai to study the model and implement the same in Delhi for the benefit of the masses, particularly the wage earners and itinerant workers.
So, we had to take our clothes to these itinerant workers who charged as they pleased, knowing full well that we had no choice in the matter.
There are jobs in France, Germany and most European countries so why is England the main target for most of the itinerant workers who now live in camps just outside Calais?
Tinkers Halt on The Row in the village of All Stretton, near Church Stretton, might have been a place where such itinerant workers were once assured of a friendly welcome and the chance of some refreshment.
The most serious reservation was whether local people would be employed, rather than itinerant workers from outside the area.
In emphasizing Bottom and Sly's status as artisan and itinerant workers, Shakespeare offers a transvaluation of antitheatrical discourse, as he associates the sleep of these low-status working men with both inspiration and a valorized theatrical labor.
He rode the rails in Argentina and the US, and was a member of the Wobblies (Industrial Workers of the World) the great mass movement of unskilled and itinerant workers, in 1918.
Two thirds of the 30,000 itinerant workers who come to Canada each year work in Ontario.
It was carrying mostly Egyptian itinerant workers, some of whom were bringing home months' if not years' worth of savings.