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Have You Worked With a Temp Agency? Help Us Investigate
Learn more about temp agencies in the U.S.
ProPublica, Apr. 29, 2013, 9:00 am

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Today we published an investigation on temp agencies in Chicago and the underground labor brokers (known as “raiteros”) who recruit and transport their workers. Reporter Michael Grabell spoke with temp workers who were making less than minimum wage after having to wait for hours off the clock and pay fees for rides to work or getting their paycheck.

Have you worked with a temp agency as a worker, recruiter, or client company? We’re trying to gain a broad perspective. Do you have any tips about issues or situations we should investigate? We want to hear from you. 

Tell us your story below (your information will be kept confidential) or contact reporter Michael Grabell directly at

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¿Ha trabajado con una agencia temp? Ayúdenos a investigar.

Hoy hemos publicado una investigación sobre las agencias de trabajo temporal en Chicago y el submundo de intermediarios de empleo (conocidos como “raiteros”) que reclutan y transportan a sus trabajadores. El reportero Michael Grabell habló con trabajadores temporales que ganaban menos del sueldo mínimo después de tener que esperar horas sin cobrar y también pagar tarifas por el transporte al trabajo o para recibir su cheque de paga.

¿Ha trabajado usted con una agencia temp (de trabajo temporal) como trabajador, reclutador o empresa cliente? Estamos intentando conseguir una perspectiva amplia. ¿Tiene usted alguna pista sobre asuntos o situaciones que tendríamos que investigar? Queremos que se ponga en contacto.

Cuéntenos su historia en este espacio (su información será mantenida en la confidencialidad) o contacte directamente con el reportero Michael Grabell a

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