Peter (nickname) is in his late forties. We have been friends for years.
He used to be a stay-at-home dad, because he had 3 young daughters. (now they have grown up) He had been doing a few part-time jobs, for example, piano tutor, violin tutor. He can cook very well, too.
Our cake shop has some full-time job vacancies and I think he may be interested in some of them.
I want to talk to my manager about Peter. Here is what I am thinking to tell the manager:
Peter was a stay-at-home dad. He had been unemployed for years. But he was not actually unemployed. He just was not in any full-time employment in the past few years. He had been doing some past time jobs instead.
Since Peter had got some part-time jobs in the past few years,
I don't think the word, unemployed is the good word to be used here.
But I just couldn't think of other better words.
Please also help me rewrite the above sentences if possible.