Grade 9-12

Making Sen$e with Paul Solman: More part-time workers suffer instability, long hours to make ends meet

Updated: September 1 2014,
Author: barrel fan
Open Video

As employers seek more control over labor costs, the number of part-time jobs has soared in the post-great recession period. But increasingly erratic work schedules — an attempt to squeeze maximum efficiency from every part-timer — has taken a toll on the workers. Economics correspondent Paul Solman looks at some of the consequences.