As employers prepare for Obamacare, they are shifting many full-time jobs to part-time jobs in order to avoid paying fines. We really can't blame these companies for protecting themselves from increasing the cost of labor. Most of us would do the same thing. Retail Workweek Hits 3-Year Low In ObamaCare Shift Read More At IBD: Retail Workweek Hits 3-Year Low As Firms Evade ObamaCare Mandate - Investors.com So although more people are working, total hours worked has declined. Which means less money is being received by their workers, not more.