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Underemployment, Poverty and the New Normal in America

Megan Kashner, LSCW, MBA | Posted 09.17.2014 | Impact
Megan Kashner, LSCW, MBA

Underemployment is expensive in dollars and even more costly in terms of its impact on children of under-employed parents. We need to make discussing and addressing this imperfect imbalance a priority.

The Threat of Just-in-Time Scheduling

Sean McElwee | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

One of the most unnoticed labor trends in the past few decades has been the rise of "just-in-time scheduling," the practice of scheduling workers' shifts with little advance notice that are subject to cancelation hours before they are due to begin.

10 Surprising Part-Time Work-From-Home Jobs

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

Based on the top 10 career categories with these jobs, we've found some pretty interesting and surprising jobs that can be done from home while working fewer hours.

These Are The Best Jobs For Working Parents

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents

Parents know that having children creates a need for more flexibility in their careers. This often involves reducing their hours to part-time or worki...

Dave Jamieson

Trader Joe's Proves That Obamacare Can Free Us From The Wrong Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business

Late last year, Melissa O'Rourke found out that her employer, Trader Joe's, would no longer be offering health care coverage to part-time workers like...

Why Is It So Impossible To Get A Part-Time Job?

Opemipo Akerele | Posted 06.29.2014 | Teen
Opemipo Akerele

As I pass the halfway-mark of my last semester of high school, I am ecstatic for college, yet slightly sad that I have applied to over 30 jobs and not one employer caught the bait.

Dave Jamieson

Walmart Just Did Something Really Good For Its Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business

In her nearly two years with Walmart, Maya'Neisha Johnson has typically worked about 20 hours a week at her Western Arkansas store, while pursuing a b...

The Fed Moves the Goal Line

Michael Farr | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

I believe that the Fed has overreached in its monetary policy not just in response to the latest crisis, but pretty consistently over the 15-20 years. In an effort to lessen the effects of (inevitable) economic downturns, the Fed (and other central banks) has caused extreme financial distortions and dislocations.

No, Obamacare Isn't Turning America Into A Part-Time Economy

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.07.2014 | Business

Obamacare has not yet turned America into a nation of part-time workers, as many of its strongest critics have long said it would. In fact, the op...

15 Side Gigs for Making Money From Home

Dave Llorens | Posted 05.03.2014 | Business
Dave Llorens

Who hasn't dreamed of firing their boss and working from home? The idea of working on your own schedule, doing the projects you love, is alluring.  Y...

Another Worker Strike Hits Walmart

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.18.2013 | Business

Workers at a Walmart store in Hialeah Gardens, Fla., walked off the job Friday morning in protest of management, demanding that they be given full-tim...

The Rise in Part-time Employment

Mehroz Baig | Posted 12.16.2013 | San Francisco
Mehroz Baig

Are millennials doomed? The numbers would suggest so, but that's not necessarily the case.

What Surprised Me Most About My Part-Time Job

Helen Lu | Posted 11.24.2013 | Teen
Helen Lu

A job, I thought, was going to be so fun: I would befriend all my co-workers; I would be rich. For some reason joining the workforce seemed glamorous to me.

Are employers fretting over overhead?

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

If you're worried about losing your job, you're less likely to take on a new-car monthly payment if your old vehicle is meeting most of your needs, ri...

Businesses Hired Mostly Part-Time Workers This Year

Reuters | Posted 10.21.2013 | Business

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON, Aug 21 (Reuters) - U.S. businesses are hiring at a robust rate. The only problem is that three out of fo...

How Corporate America Used the Great Recession to Turn Good Jobs Into Bad Ones

Barbara Garson | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
Barbara Garson

A common explanation is that the bad jobs are coming back first and the good jobs will follow. But let me suggest another explanation: the good jobs are here among us right now -- it's just their wages, their benefits, and the long-term security that have vanished.

5 Great Seasonal Jobs For Post 50s

Posted 08.12.2013 | Fifty

Seasonal jobs are a great way for retirees to earn some extra income in a low-stress, no commitment setting. From working as an extra on the set of a ...

9 Facts About Part-Time Workers That Should Freak You Out

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.09.2013 | Business

Politicians like to talk about the middle-class jobs they can and will create, if only given the chance. But thus far this year, it appears few of the...

Jobs Created Last Month Overwhelmingly Part-Time, Low-Wage

AP | PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 10.03.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — The 162,000 jobs the economy added in July were a disappointment. The quality of the jobs was even worse. A disproportionate numbe...

The Disturbing Nature Of America's Part-Time Jobs Recovery (In 1 Chart)

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.18.2013 | Business

The U.S. economy has created more than four times as many part-time jobs as full-time jobs this year, and a new government report shows why that's suc...

The Truth About Obamacare And Part-Time Work

Quartz | Tim Fernholz | Posted 07.17.2013 | Business

Quartz: Some businesses say they are hiring more part-time workers because of a new health care law, but the real culprit behind the rise in p...

Should High School Students Have Part-Time Jobs?

Beth Kobliner | Posted 08.17.2013 | Parents
Beth Kobliner

Even though kids are busier these days -- taking more tests and doing more extracurricular activities to get into much more competitive colleges -- a part-time job during the school year in high school should be a no-brainer, right?

7 Fun Ways For Retirees To Make Extra Money

U.S. News And World Report | JOE UDO | Posted 05.30.2013 | Fifty

Retirement can be a difficult transition for many of us. We spend 8 to 10 hours per day working hard, and it’s tough to just stop working completely...

Susan Mercandetti: Success Is Sequential

Susan Mercandetti | Posted 07.20.2013 | Women
Susan Mercandetti

As a "Nightline" producer, I traveled all over the world covering interesting stories, leaving unused theater tickets and broken dates behind. There was always tomorrow.

4 Reasons Why Multiple Gigs Are Better Than One

Lynn Dixon | Posted 06.12.2013 | Small Business
Lynn Dixon

Though having multiple gigs may not seem like the norm, the truth is, they may be able to help people lead more fulfilling careers and combat unemployment because there are more options.