The economic recovery doesn't appear to be working for part-time employees.

Sampling a group of 300 part-time workers, CareerBuilder found that one-third of them want to work full time but can't find a full-time job. A third of those full-time job seekers are the family breadwinner, and about four in 10 of those people are struggling financially. Of all part-time workers surveyed, 40 percent are working two part-time jobs.

In a time when unpaid internships are coming under increasing legal attack, two-thirds of these survey participants said they would work for free for the right organization if it might lead to a full-time position. Thirty-seven percent of part-time workers say they receive benefits from their employers, and 9 percent receive the same benefits as full-time workers.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.