That’s because she only works 15 to 20 hours a week at her employer, a sales company, instead of the previous full-time position. Most importantly, her hourly wage was reduced by $4 to $10.
A resident of Gainesville, Florida said: “I can go to work, but I don’t even have enough money to pay the rent.” “It makes you deeper and deeper into the hole.”
She said: “The current economic downturn.”
Although the United States has added more than 9 million jobs in the past three months, many readers told CNN that they can only get part-time jobs. Others say their employers have cut wages.
Kate Barn, director of labor market policy at the Center for Equitable Growth in Washington, said: “We are adding more jobs than most people expected, but in reality it is part-time workers.” “For me, this means that even The workers came back because of lower-paying jobs and the family situation would be worse.”
More optimistically, the number of people working part-time but wanting to work full-time has dropped by nearly 620,000.
Before the pandemic swept the country, Betsy Kroon discussed a full-time copywriter job with the hair salon operator. The company greeted her in July, but only offered a few hours a week. She worked two hours in the first week, then 10 hours, and then about five hours in the last week.
40-year-old Krone says Since she could not afford an apartment in Los Angeles, she had to move to North Mankato, Minnesota with her parents. Since March, she has submitted her resume to nearly 200 jobs, but only conducted 3 interviews last month. Only one is a full-time job, and the other two are part-time. She even applied for a dozen contacts The location of the tracer was never heard again.
Although she is happy to work in her field, Kroon hopes that she can live independently.
She said: “I accepted it because it is currently available.”
Anneken Tappe of CNN Business contributed to this story.