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Part-time work on the rise

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Since March, U.S. employers have added 187,000 full-time workers to their payrolls—and 791,000 part-timers.  

That approximately 1:4 ratio of full-time to part-time work is the inverse of the total U.S. employment picture. Just 28.2 million Americans have part-time jobs, while 116.1 million work full time.

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Mary Lou September 13, 2013 at 2:10 pm

This was an outdated response. The reason for increasing high rate of part time works is that companies discovered the joy of not paying for full time benefits. The hidden reason…


HR Services September 10, 2013 at 10:09 am

Number of part time workers are increasing at high rate as many full time workers find it easy to spare a couple of hours to work also part time and earn some extra along with their full time job. Also, many students find it useful to manage their expenses themselves by working part time along with their studies.


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