As the economy sputters and unemployment increases, more Treasure Coast moms are working at home to bring in extra money quickly without disrupting their schedule.

Jean Jannetty of Vero Beach has been a stay at home mom for 14 years. But her husband’s construction company hasn’t been doing well, so Jannetty began looking around for work.

“Not being in the workforce for 14 years, I wouldn’t have been able to jump back in,” said Jannetty. She became a saleswoman for Mary Kay, a home sales company that specializes in beauty products.

Still, she was a little nervous making her first sales pitch to a stranger. She ended up recruiting that person into the company that same week.

And after two months, Jannetty is making enough money for groceries and gas. The first skin care class she hosted, in mid-June, drew seven women.

“It’s great to have the extra income that was taken away from my husband,” she said. “That is all about a mom’s needs. I can still volunteer at school and put gas in my car.”

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