For some 8 million Americans, part-time jobs are a way of life. Many are cobbling together several part-time gigs while they search for that elusive full-time job. Some, though, prefer part-time work because it offers flexibility and time off for other pursuits, including raising kids.
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As the days get longer and the weather warmer, many yearn to leave the constraints of their offices or cubicles and enjoy the outdoors. But if you're unemployed during the summer months, chances are you'd be happy to trade in the open spaces for the office. Read More »
By Stephanie Reitz
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The economic turmoil that has left many Americans without work is having a disproportionate effect on teenage job-seekers, whose quest for entry-level positions often pits them against experienced older workers willing to take any job for a paycheck.
U.S. labor... Read More »
President Obama plans to unveil a summer-jobs initiative Thursday to help create more employment opportunities for youth in the face of congressional inaction on the president's signature job-creation legislation.
In a statement, the White House says that the federal government is working with the private... Read More »
By Debra Auerbach
Part-time employment, which the Bureau of Labor Statistics defines as working one to 34 hours per week, is the new reality for many Americans. The number of involuntary part-time workers, or those who are working part time for economic reasons, rose to 9.3 million in September 2011, up... Read More »
By Christine Armario
MIAMI (AP) -- By day, Wade Brosz teaches American history at an A-rated Florida middle school. By night, he is a personal trainer at 24 Hour Fitness.
Brosz took the three-night a week job at the gym after his teaching salary was frozen, summer school was reduced drastically, and the... Read More »
Citizens of the world watch with trepidation as European finance ministers and the IMF race to create a bailout program for Greece in order to prevent a default that could trigger a worldwide recession. It is yet another sprint to evade another economic downturn. Read More »
A great internship during college can be an excellent springboard for future internships and can help graduating seniors land their first entry level job.
AOL Jobs talked to Dr. Cheryl Minnick, internship coordinator and career advisor at The University of Montana, to learn how a great student resume can... Read More »
Suddenly, it's chic to be a "cat lady." Especially when you can make $50,000 a year doing so. Purina Cat Chow is looking for it's first ever correspondent -- male or female -- a "cat lover that enjoys sharing stories and cat insight with others." What a gig!
The job will involve traveling the country and... Read More »
What do you think of when you hear the term "McJob?" Maybe a part-time, fast food-slinging position for first-time workers, at the bottom of the food chain, that pays next to nothing? The term actually made Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary in 2003, where it was defined as, "a low-paying job that... Read More »
Taxi and limo driving has long been a method for some American workers to get a foothold in the job market, or as way to pay for an education. One of the main drawbacks, however, was that independent drivers often had to buy costly private health insurance policies, if they could afford insurance at all. Now... Read More »
Many teens work part-time during the school year; but more than ever, in the current economic climate more youths are having to take jobs to help out with family finances. Beware that they don't work too much, however: Among high school students, working more than 20 hours a week during the school year can... Read More »
Fast food service jobs have never demanded greater respect, or been in greater demand than in the past few years. For one employer, Dunkin' Brands, Inc., parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, business has been so sweet they've been able to create thousands of new, highly sought-after positions. Read More »
With hand-written ledgers being obsolete and all aspects of accounting being digitized, more and more small businesses are finding that they have no need for a full-time bookkeeper who comes into the office every day.
That's bad news for full-time bookkeepers, but good news for the enterprising people out... Read More »
MLM Company: Discovery Toys
Becky Gaviola of Boise, Idaho, always thought of herself as the corporate type. Someone who went to work in an office, on a set schedule, and someone who had no time for things like MLM companies or home-based businesses. Until she had lunch with another mother and her toddler,... Read More »
What little boy doesn't love trains? What parent doesn't love job opportunities? This holiday season it's a little easier to find both, thanks to Lionel, the toy train manufacturer that makes your dad, and even your granddad, wax nostalgic.
The company that's been around since 1900 is emerging from the... Read More »
MLM Company: Avon
Maria Marsala was just 14 years old when she begged her mother to sign the papers for her to be able to sell Avon door-to-door in Brooklyn, N.Y. Maria was an avid user of Avon products and thought selling them would be glamorous and fun, but more importantly she didn't want to work at her... Read More »
It may not be your ultimate dream job, and it may not come with benefits, but as many as 600,000 new holiday jobs are opening up this season, and many employers estimate they'll keep about 10 percent of the temporary workers on for full-time positions after the last presents have been unwrapped and the last... Read More »
In the 1980s, the stressful balancing act of working mothers gained national attention in TV shows and films. Never mind that women had been balancing family responsibilities and working outside the home for generations. Suddenly it seemed as if people, or at least the media and business owners, realized how... Read More »
Employment benefits are often reserved for full-time employees, but working less than 40 hours a week doesn't necessarily mean you're out of luck. Some companies do offer their part-time employees benefit packages, with some rivaling what you'd expect to get from a full-time position.
The requirements for... Read More »