Paul Gordon Collier
The Affordable Care Act is being blamed for lack of full-time jobs in South Carolina. South Carolina’s local news station, WMBF, is reporting that staffing agencies in the state are citing the Affordable Care Act as the reason companies are not hiring full-time workers, but choosing instead to hire part-time workers.
The provision of the Act cited is the requirement that businesses who employ more than 50 employees must provide healthcare for all full-time workers. In the report, Billie Bagget, owner of IMT Staffing said, “I would say 90 percent of our employers, um, businesses today are hiring part time as opposed to full time because of the Affordable Healthcare Act. It’s, it’s not something that a corporation wants to do.”
Reporter Mandy Noel does note that Bagget later added the part-time employees will have opportunities to become full-time employees by these same companies if they do a good job.
Here is the full report from WMBF: