|Part-time workers risk being left behind |
Part-time workers in the UK will suffer more job losses proportionately when furlough ends, according to a report. An analysis by Timewise, a flexible working social enterprise, and the Institute for Employment Studies found that although vacancies were rising, only 8% of vacancies were offering part-time work. "For many of these people, part-time work is a necessity to being able to work at all. Whether fitting work with raising children, elder care or a sickness or disability, often, full-time work is not an option," the report said, adding "Since early on in the pandemic, it has been clear that people working in part-time roles have borne the brunt of UK job losses, furlough and further reduction in working hours. Yet even post the so-called global flexible working experiment, they still have no viable market in which to find a new job."