Swing shift definition

The swing shift is the second work shift in a day, typically extending from 4 p.m. to midnight. The term may also be applied to the people who work during this shift. A shift differential may be paid to any hourly employees working on the swing shift, which is intended to reward them for laboring during a less desirable time slot. 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 manufacture the necessary additional units.

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