CareerCast, the online employment information service, has come up with the "best part-time jobs in the post-recession economy."
Even before health insurance reforms began kicking in in 2010 under the Affordable Care Act, employers in the throes of the economic recession were laying off workers or cutting full-time hours to part time to cope.
After Obamacare, some companies followed through with threats to make non-salaried workers part-timers, putting them below the average 30-hour-a-week threshold that allows employers to avoid providing health care under the new law.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates 27,180,000 part-timers -working less than 35 hours a week - are employed in the country. For many, part-time work is becoming the norm. For those who have full-time jobs, the extra work helps make up for a pay shortfall. For others, part-time work is the only work they've been able to land.
If you're looking for extra work, consider the jobs on CareerCast's list. It's no surprise that with tax-filing season upon us accountants are in strong demand. Retailers, restaurants and construction companies also have their "Now Hiring" signs out.
The CareerCast list includes position, median hourly wages and projected growth by 2022:
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$30.55, 13 percent projected growth
$9.09, 12 percent projected growth
$39.80, 16 percent projected growth
Customer service rep
$14.70, 13 percent projected growth
Delivery service driver
$14.13, 5 percent projected growth
First-line retailer supervisor
$17.70, 4 percent projected growth
$21.22, 7 percent projected growth
Hotel, motel, resort desk clerks
$9.78, 2 percent projected growth
Material moving machine operator
$25.60, 1 percent projected growth
Shipping, receiving, traffic clerks
$13.95, 1 percent projected growth