While the economy has struggled and full-time positions have become harder to find, employers have been busy hiring part-time workers. Whether you're looking for the flexibility of a part-time schedule or just to bring in extra money, there are thousands of part-time jobs available now. Here are the 10 companies with the most part-time positions posted this week on CareerBuilder (an AOL Jobs sponsor):
1. The Vitamin Shoppe: 3,225 part-time openings.
The Vitamin Shoppe is a New Jersey-based retailer of nutritional supplements. They also operate stores in Canada under the name "VitaPath". The company provides approximately 8,000 different skus of supplements through its retail stores and over 20,000 different skus of supplements through its online retail websites.
Employee Review: "Good growth opportunities and stores opening all over the US all year 'round. Company based out of NJ, so more progressive policies on employment and benefits. Good vacation, health, and dental benefits. Above average pay from minimum wage. Good policies on customer service interaction as well. Focus on Customer service vs. pushing products."*
Find a part-time job now at The Vitamin Shoppe.
2. Macy's: 2,818 part-time openings.
The iconic department store is going strong after over 150 years of business, selling mid-price to high-end brands at some 800 locations across the country. Its headquarters are in Cincinnati, Ohio, but its flagship store is in the heart of Manhattan, N.Y.
Employee Review: "The management is competent. Employees are given a good discount and still able to use coupons. You can pick up more hours online when they become available."*
Find a part-time job now at Macy's.
3. AT&T: 2,689 part-time openings.
Wireless giant AT&T continues to hire in large volumes, as many customers upgrade their smartphones and purchase tablets that require LTE data plans. It recently announced that it will be adding more wireless subscribers than expected.
Employee Review: "Cutting edge technology, great opportunities for advancement, union representation for non-management."*
Find a part-time job now with AT&T.
4. Advantage Sales & Marketing: 2,543 part-time openings.
Advantage Sales & Marketing provides outsourced sales, merchandising, and marketing services to consumer goods and food product manufacturers and suppliers. Owning more than 65 offices in the US and Canada, ASM does merchandising for 1,200 clients -- including Johnson & Johnson, Mars, Unilever, Energizer.
Employee Review: "Long lasting business, able to adapt to changes in market. Well thought out benefits plan, and flexible time off for both vacation and illness."*
Find a part-time job now with Advantage Sales & Marketing.
5. Verizon Wireless: 1,860 part-time openings.
Verizon Wireless operates the largest mobile network in the United States. The Basking Ridge, New Jersey-based company is a subsidiary of Verizon Communications and Vodafone, although Verizon announced in September that it agreed to buy Vodafone's 45 percent stake in the company for $130 billion. Expected to close in the first quarter of 2014, it is the third largest announced deal in the world, Reuters reported.
Employee Review: "The company has top drawer benefits for all employees and on the peer level, employees are united and very close knit, like family."*
Find a part-time job now at Verizon Wireless.
6. Toys 'R' Us: 1,723 part-time openings
The longtime toy retailer based in Wayne, N.J., has more than 800 stores, and already is geared up for the holiday shopping season. "Many of our customers said to us, 'We hate the hectic pace of December, we want to have the opportunity to shop early,' " said Toys R Us Chief Marketing Officer Richard Barry. That means holiday discounts and promotions have already begun.
Employee Review: "You will receive great hours from about July to December. The supervisors and management help out with any customer situation or question you may have, and they really like it when you show them that you have an interest in expanding your in-store knowledge and skill set."*
Find a part-time job now at Toys 'R' Us
7. Chipotle: 1,557 part-time openings.
Chipotle is known for its use of organic meats throughout its more than 1,500 restaurants, which are located in 45 states. Since having been founded in 1993, the chain has since exploded and now counts some 37,000 employees. It is a pioneer in the "fast casual" dining movement.
Employee Review: "The people I work with are awesome and the food is good. It pays my bills and makes me laugh. The schedule is super flexible but it's a lot of work. If you're looking for something easy and laid back, keep looking."*
Find a part-time job now at Chipotle.
8. Chrysler - Mopar: 1,485 part-time openings.
Mopar is a division of Chrysler, to which it exclusively supplies auto parts and equipment. 'Mopar' refers to the term "motor parts" and has been embraced by car enthusiasts as a reference to its parent company.
Employee Review: "Exposure to several cutting edge manufacturing practices, ability to work closely with senior management, salary and benefits are very good, good training options supplied by company."*
Find a part-time job now at Chrysler - Mopar.
WIS International is an inventory and data collection services company that serves retailers worldwide. Formed from a merger between Western Inventory Service Ltd. and Washington Inventory Service in 2005, it is the second largest inventory service provider in the world.
Employee Review: "Working in a company where an ambiance is very acceptable and pressure is tolerable will inspire you to work to the peak of your knowledge, that is what WIS International could offer you not to mention your chance of promotion."*
Find a part-time job now at WIS International.
10. Securitas USA: 1,453 part-time openings.
Securitas is a Swiss security company with operations in 53 countries worldwide. The company offers a variety of specialized security services including background checks, security assessments, brand and intellectual property protection and cyber surveillance.
Employee Review: "Work hours are good and there is plenty of overtime if needed."*
Find a part-time job now at Securitas USA.
*All employee reviews sourced from Glassdoor, a free jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies. Reviews may have been edited for clarity.