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    Posted October 7, 2012 by
    Chicago, Illinois
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    The new American job: Part time?

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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     dcasill4 graduated with a degree is political science in 2010, but has not found a full-time job in the past two years. In order to pay off her debts from college, she works a series of part-time jobs that includes data entry for a bank and working as a television extra. She says the major draw back from working part-time jobs is the lack of job security, but she mentions she is grateful that she even has a form of income considering that many of her friends are unemployed or also working part-time jobs to make it by financially.
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    I graduated from Northeastern Illinois University in 2010 with a Bachelor in Arts and a major Political Science. After graduation my goal was to find a job as a paralegal or legal assistant. I did not find a job until a year later I got a call for a part time position that pays minimum wage as a data entry specialist. I have no other choice but to take it. I have a lot of bills to pay including a debt that’s around 5, 000 dollars. I am not picky with the job because I will never find one. Even though I am still working this job I am still searching for jobs that are in my field. I figured that once I have a college degree things would be much easier for college grads but is not. Many jobs would hire people with no education so they would not have to pay them a higher salary. This shows that the employment in the US is still weak. I have recently been taking other odd jobs as an extra on TV shows or writing for a local newspaper. If you want to keep yourself from being homeless don’t be picky with jobs and help family with bills so they won’t throw you out in the street.



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