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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George and Lennie are two itinerant workers searching for employment while clutching on to the great American dream of owning their own piece of land.
Once the festival is over, the itinerant workers, burger bars, memorabilia salesmen, move on with their profits to other venues, and any part-time jobs come to an end after the clean-up.
But then there were millions - poor people, villagers, itinerant workers - without bank accounts.
Goff presents readers with a comprehensive examination of the forgotten history of itinerant workers and the shantytowns they inhabited throughout much of the nineteenth and parts of the twentieth century.
Global trade requires a vast network of railway men, merchant mariners, truckers, pilots, buyers, and, in many cases, itinerant workers who supply much of the labor used in the production of goods destined for both domestic and global marketplaces.
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?
Certainly it primarily represents these itinerant workers who overnight away from home as having casual, often paid, sex in the ports where they happen to end up.
As with all the other itinerant workers traveling together on these rough roads, the unlikely friendship between George and Lennie was first forged out of a mutual need for protection.