How Many Hours Is Part Time?

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There is no legal definition of part time. It typically requires fewer than 30-35 hours a week but ultimately it will depend on the company you work for.

Part-time work typically requires fewer than 30 hours per week. However, the federal government doesn’t provide a definition for part-time or full-time employees. This means the hours you work depend on the company, position, and agreement made between you and your employer.

The number of hours per week you’re expected to work and how your employer designates employment status determines whether your role is full time or part time. Typically, part-time workers also receive fewer benefits and perks than full-time employees.

In this article, we’ll outline what a part-time job is, why part-time positions might be a good fit for you, what benefits and perks you may be eligible for, and more.