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Study: Young women need better, higher-paying jobs after pandemic recession

May 27, 2021
Young women were already falling behind economically after the Great Recession.
Young women were already falling behind economically after the Great Recession, which pushed many young women into taking part-time, low-wage jobs without paid sick time, according to Shengwei Sun at The Institute for Women's Policy Research.
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Even with a strong labor market, workers who are underemployed still looking for full-time work

Jul 6, 2018
One employment measure that still hasn’t fully rebounded from the Great Recession is underemployment — people working part-time because they can’t find full-time work. It’s still about 20 percent higher than it was in the mid-2000s. Businesses are offering a variety of work options to attract those employees … like work from home opportunities or […]

Another sign of the improving economy: a drop in part-time jobs

Dec 11, 2017
Since November of last year, the number of involuntary part-time workers dropped by 858,000.
Companies like Target are offering free college to its workers.
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Inside Nashville's valet parking boom

Aug 29, 2014
With spaces at a premium, restaurateurs are getting help from private companies.

Behind the indicators: Job quality vs. job quantity

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Aug 18, 2014
Many indicators regarding job quality are improving slowly — or not at all.

When a part-time job plus a part-time job still isn't enough

Aug 2, 2013
48-year-old Lisa Darcey has a lot of experience doing the part-time shuffle. Unable to find a full-time position, Darcey works two part-time jobs and is trying to add a third to the mix.

More people need second jobs, fewer can find them

Jul 15, 2013
Trying to cobble together a livelihood from more than on job is tough because of the slow jobs recovery and the rise of 'on-call' scheduling in low-wage industries.

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Who wants a part-time job?

Jul 5, 2013
There may be more jobs out there, but many people are looking for full-time work, when all there is, is part-time.

How a part-time economy impacts consumers

Jun 12, 2013
To cut corners and increase profits, businesses are increasingly hiring more part-time or temporary workers. But that plan may backfire, when those workers become consumers who don't want to spend.

A part-time career alters life's expectations

Jun 12, 2013
Our economy creates a growing number of part-time and temporary jobs. That means more insecure workers -- and consumers -- who can't plan for the future.