Labour Markets And Emplyment Practices In The Age Of Flexibility A Case Study Of Silicon Valley

Labour markets in the United States and other advanced economies are going through important changes. Elsewhere we argue hat flexile production is closely associated with the new competitive conditions in the global information economy,y and is marked by a disaggregation of labour (Carnoy and Castells, forthcoming). A fundamental feature of such labour disaggregation is a shift in the locus of work organizations from permanent. stable collections of “jobs” to individualized, flexible employment defined by human capital portfolios. Individual “flexible” workers move between workplaces filling particular positions on demand, or are self-employed, providing labour services on demand.