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Is part-time work the new normal?

About 80 percent of all jobs created this year had little or no benefits

10:06 PM, Sep. 2, 2013
Even practicing attorneys work part time these days ? some by choice for flexibility, but others, to make ends meet. From left are Derrick George, who has an energy drink company; Alari Adams, who also works for herself; Tom Stanis, who's also a carpenter, and Scott Neal, who moonlights at the YMCA.
Even practicing attorneys work part time these days ? some by choice for flexibility, but others, to make ends meet. From left are Derrick George, who has an energy drink company; Alari Adams, who also works for herself; Tom Stanis, who's also a carpenter, and Scott Neal, who moonlights at the YMCA.
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To make ends meet, newly minted attorney Scott Neal is working three part-time jobs.

He's practicing law in a Birmingham, Mich., firm, keeping tabs on the North Oakland Family YMCA as a building supervisor and trimming trees.

The economy may be in a recovery - the national unemployment rate fell from 7.6 percent to 7.4 percent in July, and the August jobs report comes this Friday - but for Neal and hundreds of thousands of other workers, a sustainable full-time job remains elusive. ...

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