Job experts say they are seeing fewer full-time jobs.
According to The U.S. Department of Labor, one in every five workers are part-timers who are struggling to find full-time work.
22-year-old Jeremie Leeper has been looking for a job for the past four months. He used to work full-time for a furniture warehouse, but got laid off.
“I’m just ready to get back into work really,” Leeper said.
Larry Diana, owner of Express Employment Professionals, a job placement agency in Greensboro, says his company has seen a steady stream of applicants looking for work.
“There’s more need in the Triad today for people to get the job done in the Triad, the job may be flexible though,” Diana explained.
Diana says his agency is working to recruit for 50 different positions, but the majority aren’t full-time jobs.
“A lot of people come in here and we talk to them about a temporary to hire positions, and they want to know what are the chances they are going to get hired and that’s really a tough question to answer today,” he explained.
The reasoning behind part-time positions over full-time positions is blamed on companies’ uncertainty about the future.
Leeper is not certain he’ll find a job soon but he isn’t ready to quit
“I’m not about to give up looking for a job. I really need this,” he said.