Season of part-time jobs kicks off with holidays

Lloyd Slocum was unemployed for 18 months, but like hundreds of thousands of Americans, he’s working part time this holiday shopping season, unloading trucks and stocking shelves for a Bealls store in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

“It gives you something to look forward to,” says Slocum, 29.

He plans to use the cash to buy his father a Christmas present and hopes to parlay the gig into a full-time position with Bealls/Burke’s stores, a Sunbelt chain.

Black Friday, the official start of the holiday shopping frenzy, also kicks off the less-celebrated season of the part-time worker…

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