Part-time workers with Long Island jobs may be struggling to find full-time work, according to a new survey from Careerbuilder.
The study found that nationwide, 32 percent of part-time workers say they want to work full time, but haven’t been able to land a full-time job.
About 31 percent say they are the sole breadwinner in their household, and 39 percent say they struggle to make ends meet financially. One in four part-time workers who want full-time jobs said they currently work two or more jobs.
When asked why they believe they have struggled to find a full-time job, part-time workers looking for full-time work gave the following responses:
•There aren’t as many jobs available in my field as there were pre-recession: 54 percent
•I don’t have the skills necessary for in-demand jobs: 51 percent
•I haven’t looked for full-time jobs on a regular basis: 31 percent
•I don’t have the education needed: 29 percent
The inability to find full-time work has affected not only workers’ financial situations, but their lifestyles and even their health. When asked to choose from a list of experiences they have had as a result of their struggles, part-time workers who say they want full-time work cited the following:
•Downgraded to save money (e.g. traded in for a cheaper car, canceled cable, moved to a smaller home): 31 percent
•Had to borrow money from family or friends: 29 percent
•Suffered from depression: 23 percent
•Moved back home with parents: 22 percent
•Went into high credit card debt: 17 percent
The majority of these workers (62 percent) say they would be willing to work without pay for an organization for a period of time to prove the value they can bring as a full-time employee.