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Option #2: Service Industry and Low-Wage Workers

The emergence of the service industry in the U.S. has contributed to the growth of the working poor. In this assignment, you are to provide an overall assessment of the American economy and the current difficulties faced by American low-wage workers.

You may find the following resources helpful in better understanding (and possibly proposing solutions to) the plight of American workers today:

Facts About Low Wage Work

http://www.lowwagework.org/facts-about-low-wage-wo…

America’s Workers Have Bigger Problems than the Minimum Wage

http://fortune.com/2015/05/28/americas-workers-hav…

We are Spending $153 Billion a Year to Subsidize McDonald’s and Walmart’s Low Wage Workers

http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/20…

Your paper should meet the following requirements:

3-4 pages in length, not including cover and reference pages.

Formatted according to APA Requirements

Cite a minimum of two academic, peer-reviewed, scholarly sources to support your responses in addition to your textbook.

You are expected to convey complex ideas in a clear, concise, and organized fashion, using the required and recommended readings from the course for analytical support.

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