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Back to business: Part-timers scramble for multiple jobs

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In the vernacular of the labor market, I'm an "involuntary part-time worker" -- someone who would rather be working full time than part time. Last year, some 8.5 million Americans were so characterized by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employed part time for "economic reasons": because their hours had been cut or they just couldn't find full-time work. My economic reason was a 2009 layoff, when I joined legions of others on the Great Recession ...

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