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July 14, 2010
10 Popular Part-Time Jobs
In June, there were around 8.6 million Americans employed part-time for economic reasons, such as reduced hours or being unable to find a full-time job, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Forbes used BLS data to determine 10 popular part-time jobs.

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Here is the list:

Part-Time Job Hourly Salary
Bookkeeping, Accounting, Auditing Clerks
Customer Service
Office Clerks
Laborers, Freight Stock, Material Movers
Stock Clerks
Retail Sales Personnel
Waiters, Waitresses
$8.50 + tips
Food Prep, Serving Workers

How are employers utilizing part-time workers? There are many reasons an employer might consider hiring part-time employees, such as:

  • An alternative to layoffs
  • Reducing the workload during a busy season
  • To complete job tasks that do not require full-time hours
  • Allowing for intermittent leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • As a short-term return-to-work arrangement (e.g., pregnancy/workers' compensation injury)

What are the benefits of hiring part-time employees? Offering part-time or flexible schedules can help retain valuable employees who might otherwise leave their jobs due to familiy responsibilities, medical issues, or other reasons.

In addition, hiring part-time employees can keep costs down by reducing the need for overtime and paying fewer benefits.



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