Part time workers include students, moms and dads, retirees, and other workers who don't want or need the time commitment of a full time position.
Types of Part Time Jobs
Part time jobs are available in a variety of industry and career fields - retail and hospitality positions are the most common, but most industries use some part time workers to supplement their full time staff.
In a down economy, part time jobs may be filled by workers who would prefer full time employment, but can't find a full time job.
Employers Hiring Part-Time Workers
Employers hiring part time workers are typically seeking employees with flexibility in scheduling. When seeking a part time position, be sure to take into account your other commitments, so that you can inform the potential employer of your availability.
Benefits for Part Time Employees
Part time positions don't typically have the level of benefits associated with full time positions. If you have benefit coverage through a spouse or parent, however, working part time may pay nearly what a full time position does (especially if paid hourly), and allow you more flexibility to pursue other interests as well.
However, some companies do provide part time employees with benefits. When applying for part time jobs, inquire about what benefits are available and which employees qualify for benefits coverage.
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