The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in March of 2012 that almost 34 million Americans work part-time1. These folks come from all socio-economic backgrounds, industries, and levels of experience, and they work part-time for a number of reasons.
Approximately one third of those who work part-time do so because of limited availability of hours and not by choice. However, what some may find surprising is that the other two thirds (about 22 million) individuals actually choose to work fewer or more flexible hours.
Part-time professionals contribute significantly to the success of the organizations for which they work. This demographic is growing in size and recognition, which is why creating a community for part-time professionals is so important.
Lots of people typically associate the idea of part-time work with retail positions and entry level administrative jobs. But TAPP recognizes that this group includes many people in careers and fields that are usually assumed to require 40 or more hours a week.
Part-time professionals are:
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