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US employers want more part-time workers. Here's what that means

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Companies are increasingly hiring part-time workers, according to job site data. The demand for full-time workers has remained flat from January to May, while part-time job advertisements have increased by around 10% during the same period. The trend has continued throughout the year, with the level of part-time employment rising by 8.9% in May compared to a 1.5% increase in full-time employment. This shift in the labor market has raised questions about whether companies are responding to a need for flexibility or if they are cutting costs. The industries most likely to advertise part-time work include beauty and wellness, retail, and sports.