Few people talk about them and fewer people think about them but First County Bank has some. No, not free money but close, part-time employment opportunities. We are always talking about jobs or the lack thereof in a recessive economy but the topic of part-time employment rarely comes up and there are some great benefits to working part-time.
Anyone who has ever had a part-time job knows these positions are not just for teenagers who need to get out of the house and earn some spare cash. The greatest benefit of being a part-time worker is your flexibility. Here at the Bank, we try to fit our part-timers into a schedule and location that works for both them and the company. If you’re a parent, they fit well into your children’s schedule. If you are an entrepreneur who is just starting out, a part-time job can help you get your business off the ground and provide a little extra income.
We also understand many of our friends and neighbors have been unemployed or underemployed for some time in this recession. Part-time work offers you time to seek a full-time engagement and it fills a gap in your resume that would otherwise be blank space being in transition. I’ve always heard that it’s easier to find a job when you have one.
Additionally, part-time jobs offer several benefits few people consider. I mentioned flexible work schedules but it’s also a chance to learn more about an industry before pursuing a full-time career in it and sometimes, part-time work is just more available than full-time positions.