While the economy has struggled and full-time positions have become harder to find, employers have been busy hiring part-time workers. Whether you're looking for the flexibility of a part-time schedule or just to bring in extra money, there are thousands of part-time jobs available now. Here are the 10 companies with the most part-time positions posted this week on CareerBuilder (an AOL Jobs sponsor): The Vitamin Shoppe: 3,238 part-time openings.
The Vitamin Shoppe is a New Jersey-based retailer of nutritional supplements. They also operate stores in Canada under the name "VitaPath". The company provides approximately 8,000 different skus of supplements through its retail stores and over 20,000 different skus of supplements through its online retail websites.
Employee Review: "Good growth opportunities and stores opening all over the US all year 'round. Company based out of NJ, so more progressive policies on employment and benefits. Good vacation, health, and dental benefits. Above average pay from minimum wage. Good policies on customer service interaction as well. Focus on Customer service vs. pushing products."*
Find a part-time job now at The Vitamin Shoppe.
2. Macy's: 3,209 part-time openings.
The iconic department store is going strong after over 150 years of business, selling mid-price to high-end brands at some 800 locations across the country. Its headquarters are in Cincinnati, Ohio, but its flagship store is in the heart of Manhattan, N.Y.
Employee Review: "The management is competent. Employees are given a good discount and still able to use coupons. You can pick up more hours online when they become available."*
Find a part-time job now at Macy's.
3. AT&T: 2,787 part-time openings.
Wireless giant AT&T continues to hire in large volumes, as many customers upgrade their smartphones and purchase tablets that require LTE data plans. It recently announced that it will be adding more wireless subscribers than expected.
Employee Review: "Cutting edge technology, great opportunities for advancement, union representation for non-management."*
Find a part-time job now with AT&T.
4. Advantage Sales & Marketing: 2,636 part-time openings.
Advantage Sales & Marketing provides outsourced sales, merchandising, and marketing services to consumer goods and food product manufacturers and suppliers. Owning more than 65 offices in the US and Canada, ASM does merchandising for 1,200 clients -- including Johnson & Johnson, Mars, Unilever, Energizer.
Employee Review: "Long lasting business, able to adapt to changes in market. Well thought out benefits plan, and flexible time off for both vacation and illness."*
Find a part-time job now with Advantage Sales & Marketing.
5. Verizon Wireless: 2,021 part-time openings.
Verizon Wireless operates the largest mobile network in the United States. The Basking Ridge, New Jersey-based company is a subsidiary of Verizon Communications and Vodafone, although Verizon announced in September that it agreed to buy Vodafone's 45 percent stake in the company for $130 billion. Expected to close in the first quarter of 2014, it is the third largest announced deal in the world, Reuters reported.
Employee Review: "The company has top drawer benefits for all employees and on the peer level, employees are united and very close knit, like family."*
Find a part-time job now at Verizon Wireless.
6. Toys 'R' Us: 1,722 part-time openings
The longtime toy retailer based in Wayne, N.J., has more than 800 stores, and already is geared up for the holiday shopping season. "Many of our customers said to us, 'We hate the hectic pace of December, we want to have the opportunity to shop early,' " said Toys R Us Chief Marketing Officer Richard Barry. That means holiday discounts and promotions have already begun.
Employee Review: "You will receive great hours from about July to December. The supervisors and management help out with any customer situation or question you may have, and they really like it when you show them that you have an interest in expanding your in-store knowledge and skill set."*
Find a part-time job now at Toys 'R' Us
7. Uber Technologies: 1,596 part-time openings.
Uber is a ridesharing service that uses its own smartphone application to connect passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire. The company received venture funding in late 2010; by 2011, their total funding amount to $49.5 million.
Employee Review: "Hardworking people working on very impactful stuff; still in its early days and the upside is tremendous; new headquarters is very nice and offers typical tech benefits."*
Find a part-time job now at Uber Technologies
8. Chipotle: 1,542 part-time openings.
Chipotle is known for its use of organic meats throughout its more than 1,500 restaurants, which are located in 45 states. Since having been founded in 1993, the chain has since exploded and now counts some 37,000 employees. It is a pioneer in the "fast casual" dining movement.
Employee Review: "The people I work with are awesome and the food is good. It pays my bills and makes me laugh. The schedule is super flexible but it's a lot of work. If you're looking for something easy and laid back, keep looking."*
Find a part-time job now at Chipotle.
9. Chrysler - Mopar: 1,472 part-time openings.
Mopar is a division of Chrysler, to which it exclusively supplies auto parts and equipment. 'Mopar' refers to the term "motor parts" and has been embraced by car enthusiasts as a reference to its parent company.
Employee Review: "Exposure to several cutting edge manufacturing practices, ability to work closely with senior management, salary and benefits are very good, good training options supplied by company."*
Find a part-time job now at Chrysler - Mopar.
10. Tires Plus: 1,460 part-time openings.
Based out of Davenport, Iowa, Tires Plus has more than 500 stores in 23 states. Tires Plus offers products for the whole gamut of automobiles, from compacts cars to SUV's. Along with Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tires Plus is owned by Bridgestone Retail Operations. And in sum, Bridgestone is the world's largest chain of company-owned auto care centers.
Employee Review: "The pay is decent and you get good benefits. The atmosphere is friendly. But...the hours are inconsistent"*
Find a part-time job now at Tires Plus.
*All employee reviews sourced from Glassdoor, a free jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies. Reviews may have been edited for clarity.
Note: All openings are on CareerBuilder, an AOL Jobs sponsor.