Swing shift

The swing shift is the second work shift in a day, typically extending from 4 p.m. to midnight. A shift differential may be paid to any hourly employees working on this shift, which is intended to reward them for laboring on a less desirable shift. When a business is unable to meet customer demand from its production capacity on the first shift, it typically keeps a production line open on the swing shift to produce the necessary additional units.

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