As the jobless rate has spiked to a 26-year high, more Americans are looking for part-time work to bridge the home-budget gap.
About 19 million currently hold part-time positions by choice, a number that has remained steady for the past five months, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
If you're thinking of joining the crowd, here are a few options to consider:
1. Tutoring: With a college degree and expertise in a particular field -- say, business or accounting -- you can earn extra cash in the evenings and on weekends by tutoring high school or college students, or those studying for standardized grad-school tests such as the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Tutoring certifications are available from a number of organizations, such as the College Reading and Learning Association and the Association for the Tutoring Professional, but they aren't a requirement in most cases. Advertise locally or contact your local high school or college to ask about tutoring opportunities. Alternatively, consider working for an established tutoring outfit such as Kaplan, owned by The Washington Post