Many Londoners Working Two Jobs

Many Londoners Working Two JobsMany Londoners Working Two Jobs

Nearly 150,000 Londoners are working two jobs to make a living, a figure that’s risen 50% over the past decade, the Evening Standard reports.

Labor party politician and mayoral candidate Tessa Jowell says that 10,000 of the 150,000 are care workers, an employment sector renowned for its poor pay and hard workers. “Low pay is forcing tens of thousands of Londoners to work two jobs to provide for their families. Two-job Londoners are the hidden heroes of our city working all they can to keep our city going and keep food on the table,” she said.

One of the reasons that many people work two jobs to survive is the high cost of rent in London. “This is the clearest evidence of the need for a London minimum wage that recognizes the much higher cost of living.” Every Londoner should be paid a living wage. “This is why, as mayor, I will demand the right to set a higher minimum wage for London.”