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Super Bowl will introduce thousands of temporary jobs to New Jersey

Posted on January 15th, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

One of the many economic benefits that the Super Bowl will bring to New Jersey this February is the thousands of temporary jobs it will create. The exact number cannot yet be known, but it will likely be in the realm of 5,000. A study of the 2013 Super Bowl indicated that 5,600 workers were employed for a total of $154 million in wages. Jobs will include construction workers, security officers, limo drivers, parking lot attendants and other service-industry work. Most of the money to pay the workers will come from the National Football League.

Working during a national event like the Super Bowl is no longer as unusual as it once was for those in the service industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as reported by The Laramie Boomerang, more than one in five Americans worked an average of almost six hours on holidays and weekends 2013.

"I don't mind (working)," one convenience worker was quoted as saying on Christmas day. "It gives somebody else time to go home with their family"

One way to keep workers happy and avoid having to pay overtime is to hire temporary workers through an employer of record. Contract workers will be happy to have the extra day of work, and the company that hires them won't have to deal with any paperwork.

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