Unemployment Rescue: Five Part-Time Jobs You Can Get Now

Unemployment rescue: Tory Johnson surveys the fields where you can find jobs.

ByABC News via logo
February 9, 2009, 2:59 PM

Feb. 10, 2009 — -- Looking for part-time work while you search for a fulltime job? Need to supplement your shrinking paycheck? Even though there are fewer openings than just a year ago, part-time positions exist across the country. Here's a sampling:

Each week during the school year, Kelly Educational Staffing provides substitute teachers for nearly 30,000 classrooms across the country. The company says it's constantly looking to hire and place qualified individuals. Each state has its own requirements, which vary from a high school diploma to college degree and specific certification. Pay: Daily rate is $70 to $100 and up.

College test prep course enrollments are up and both Kaplan Test Prep and Princeton Review say they'll hire a combined 5,000 part-time instructors this year. Applicants must score well on the test they'd be teachingand must demonstrate the ability to engage students. Both employers require applicants to go through an audition where they have just a few minutes to capture an audience's attention on a non-academic topic like how to make a milkshake or how to survive a vampire attack. Compensation varies depending on experience and qualifications, the course being taught, the location, and it starts at about $20 an hour.

Aramark operates 10 staffing centers (Albany, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Houston, New York, Philadelphia, Richmond, VA, and Washington DC.) to recruit seasonal hourly employees to support its sports and entertainment business.

The company is gearing up right now to hire 500 workers for the world's largest indoor rodeo, which kicks off next month in Houston. Workers handle food services, concession operations and housekeepinghelping to transform a nightly sawdust pit to a high-end entertainment complex for this annual extravaganza.

Aramark will also hire about 1,000 workers to staff stadiums for Major League baseball in several cities. Pay: $7.50 and $18 an hour, depending on location, skills and experience. Tory Johnson is the workplace contributor on "Good Morning America" and the CEO of Women for Hire. Connect with her online at www.womenforhire.com.