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):
1. The Vitamin Shoppe: 1,997 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. Advantage Sales & Marketing: 1,656 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.
3. Securitas USA: 1,540 part-time openings.
Securitas is a Swiss security company with operations in 53 countries worldwide. The company offers a variety of specialized security services including background checks, security assessments, brand and intellectual property protection and cyber surveillance.
Employee Review: "Work hours are good and there is plenty of overtime if needed."*
Find a part-time job now at Securitas USA.
4. Firestone Complete Auto: 1,467 part-time openings.
Firestone Complete Auto Care is a car maintenance chain that's part of one of the oldest American tire companies. There are more than 1,600 locations nationwide that, along with selling and servicing tires, also do repairs and other kinds of work on cars.
Employee Review: "Higher than average compensation for retail, good camaraderie with co workers. Nice working for large company that you know will be there tomorrow."*
Find a part-time job now at Firestone Complete Auto.
5. Chipotle: 1,452 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.
6. Bayada Home Health Care: 1,363 part-time openings.
Bayada provides nursing, hospice and other kinds of health care to people of all ages. The health care company serves 25 states and is headquartered in Moorestown, NJ.
Employee Review: "I love that Bayada allows me to focus on the positive things in life. This is a career where I am encouraged and rewarded to give the best one on one care that I can provide. Nursing is more than a profession, it's a calling and at Bayada I can be the nurse and give the care I always dreamed."*
Find a part-time job now at Bayada Home Health Care.
7. PSA Healthcare: 1,177 part-time openings
PSA Healthcare, also known as Pediatric Services of America, provides comprehensive home health services through a branch of office across the United States. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga.
Employee Review: "I love working one-on-one with the pediatric patient and their families. You have the time needed to give great compassionate care! Office staff and supervisors are very good with both employees and clients. There is a lot of flexability with staffing. I never received grief for requesting a day off."*
Find a part-time job now with PSA Healthcare.
8. Chrysler - Mopar: 1,162 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.
9. Universal Protection Service: 953 part-time openings.
Employee Review: "Good pay depending on where you work. Room for advancement based on availability. Better company then any other I have worked for in security."*
Find a part-time job now with Universal Protection Service.
10. Central Payment: 873 part-time openings.
Central Payment is a provider of transaction processing services and social marketing software. It supports more than 50,000 small, medium and large businesses across the United States, processing more than 5 billion in credit card sales annually.
Employee Review: "Great company, fast turnaround time for support, compensations is great, freedom is great."*
Find a part-time job now with Central Payment.
Note: All openings are on CareerBuilder, an AOL Jobs sponsor.
*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.