Decline in involuntary part-time work shows the labor market is still robust

Jul 8, 2022
At the start of the pandemic, the number of part timers who would rather work full time spiked. Now, it’s lower than any time since 2001.
Even in today's relatively hot job market, people who have served prison time may find it difficult to secure employment.
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How a Kentucky teen is balancing work and her first year of college

Feb 3, 2022
Aneesha Edwards has a full tuition scholarship but still expects to take on about $10,000 of debt every year she's in school.
Aneesha Edwards, a college student, also makes time to work at a pharmacy. With so many Americans quitting their jobs, she feels workers, in many cases, deserve better treatment.
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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.
Higher Purpose Co., a nonprofit, positions itself as a "capital matchmaker" and partner for Black-owned businesses in the state.
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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

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

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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.

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.

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