The Debloonberg article makes no mention of wealth inequality as the basis for applicant hesitation when I read:
...looking for 10 temporary workers to help at the organization's conference in Denver at the end of the month, paying as much as $25 an hour. So far, he could only rustle up two.
Even $25 an hour (gross pay) will have job takers living in squalor at ancient motels (Colfax) while eating at fast-food as they enter middle-age, having to pay out of pocket healthcare.
In many cases, the only way to get hired into another project with the same Temp Organization is to put in long hours. So long are they that the new hires will have to commute on foot or Uber because buses aren't running that late.
The only one who is beating the system is the employer who's offering Temp work that doesn't even pay into unemployment insurance. Employers who by law who have to pay into unemployment insurance periodically go to seminars that promise to get hiring managers ahead of unemployment claims costs by telling them how to work the system and screw the employees.