Hiring up, though only part-time

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KIMT News 3 – It’s a great time to be a job seeker but if you’re looking for more than part-time, you’ll have a wait.

Businesses around the country are hiring at an increased rate and while that’s good news for job seekers, experts say that three out of four hires are part-time and low-paying.

Employers are saying it gives them flexibility when dealing with busy schedules but some hiring experts say the upcoming Affordable Health Care Act is playing a factor for other communities.

“We’re not seeing the people reducing of hours and those types of things because of the fear of the Affordable Health Care Act. We’re just seeing the old traditional “cannot find the right skill set to match the job,” said Tony Buhr, Branch Manager with Manpower Services.

Under the Affordable Health Care Act or commonly called Obamacare, any employee working 30 hours or more is considered full-time.

Entitling many employees to full-time benefits.

“A lot of times in retail, you’re gonna see a lot of folks that are part-time anyway. So I don’t necessarily think that will affect them. Maybe it will affect a few people who are full-time in retail, whether they decide do we continue to help them at full-time or what do we do here. So that may affect them on that,” said Buhr.

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