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12 Companies That Offer Part-Time Jobs With Benefits

January 3, 2020

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Part-time jobs with benefits are jobs that typically require less than 40 hours of work per week that offer health, vision and dental insurance or a combination thereof—similar to the benefits that come with well-paying full-time jobs. Although many employers offer benefits only to full-time employees, you can find part-time jobs offering benefits across a wide range of industries. In this article, we list 12 companies that offer benefits to part-time employees.

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Companies that offer part-time jobs with benefits

The most common benefits for part-time workers are health coverage plans, dental and vision coverage plans and 401(k) plans. The number of hours worked per week in order to qualify for benefits varies according to company policies.

Here are 12 companies that you might want to explore if you are seeking a part-time job that includes benefits:

1. Starbucks

You can work as a barista, administrative assistant or in any other part-time capacity for around 20 hours per week at any one of Starbucks’ worldwide locations. Along with base pay, they offer their part-time employees bonuses and health coverage that includes life insurance, disability and accident coverage and multiple health coverage for medical, dental and vision plans. They also offer a 401(k) retirement plan and discounted company stock. You can get free coffee every week as well. Furthermore, you can get paid leave, adoption assistance, education tuition coverage, commuter passes and financial assistance in a crisis. 

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2. Coffee & Bagel Brands

While Coffee & Bagel Brands offers competitive benefits packages, your eligibility for these depends on your job position and number of working hours. They offer performance-based pay, paid time off programs, tuition assistance and store discounts. The benefits package also includes medical, dental and vision insurance plans. You must be at least 21 years old and have worked for them for at least three months to be eligible for their 401(k) program. 

3. Costco Wholesale

As a part-time employee with Costco, you can enroll in their employee stock purchase plan as soon as they hire you. To become eligible for their competitive benefits package, you must have worked for them for 180 days or 600 hours. Once you have done that, you will start receiving the benefits from the first of the following month. The benefits include life insurance, healthcare coverage, a core dental care plan and discounts on prescription medications. Their vision program extends to your dependents, and they offer a 401(k) plan that is based on a percentage of your earnings. 

After you have passed their 90-day probation period and have completed a minimum of 10 hours of work per week, you become eligible to enroll in a short-term disability insurance plan.

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4. REI

A retailer of high-quality outdoor gear, REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) hires part-time employees in various roles, including customer service specialist and outdoor school instructor. You need to work for 20 hours per week for a year to be eligible for REI’s competitive benefits package for part-time employees. The benefits include life insurance, disability insurance and medical insurance options that include dental, vision and long-term care plans. REI also offers other benefits like paid leave options and employee discounts. They subsidize your public transit expenses and offer flexible schedules and group fitness activities.

5. Trader Joe’s

If you work part-time with Trader Joe’s, you become part of their Crew and eligible for 10% employee discounts on their store goods. You can also get a retirement plan to which they will contribute 10% of your annual salary. They also offer low-cost insurance plans for medical, vision and dental coverage. Additionally, you get paid time off, performance-based promotion and career development assistance.

6. Aerotek

A top global recruiting and staffing agency that has been in business since 1983, Aerotek believes in taking care of its employees. As a part-time employee who works for them for 20 hours per week, you and your dependents will be eligible for medical, dental and vision insurance coverage. You will also get life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment and disability coverage. There are 401(k) and 529 savings plans for retirement and college, as well as tuition reimbursement for career-related courses. Additionally, they offer paid holidays, generous employee discounts and flexible spending accounts.

7. The Home Depot

While Home Depot has stopped offering health insurance to part-time employees since 2014, they continue to include dental, vision and term life insurance in their benefits package. You also get a critical illness protection plan and a hospital indemnity plan. However, their threshold for healthcare coverage has gone up to 30 hours of work per week. If you want retirement savings benefits, you must be willing to work for up to 40 hours every week.

8. JPMorgan Chase

JPMorgan Chase offers benefits to part-time employees who have worked for them for 20 hours per week over a period of 90 days after being hired. However, these benefits are subject to review and may depend on your overall performance and other considerations. If the multinational bank decides you are eligible, you will get medical, dental and vision insurance, disability and life insurance and a 401(k) plan. You will also get a flexible spending account.

9. Staples

A Fortune 500 office supply company, Staples helps organizations increase their productivity by providing them with customized business solutions. If you’ve worked for them for at least 15 hours a week, you become eligible for their part-time benefits. They offer their part-time associates several benefits that include a 401(k) plan, short-term disability insurance coverage and a fixed benefit health insurance plan. You can also have a flexible dental and vision coverage plan, life insurance and an accidental death and dismemberment insurance plan.

10. Chico’s FAS, Inc.

While some benefits like store discounts are effective from your first day as a part-time Associate at Chico’s FAS, Inc., you become eligible for promotion after 60 days on the job. After you have put in 500 hours in six months, you can opt for the 401(k) plan. You can also get health, life and disability insurance, and paid time off for sick and vacation leave. The competitive benefits package for part-time employees includes bonuses, store discounts and stock options.

11. Cost Plus World Market

After you have worked for at least 20 hours per week at the Cost Plus World Market, you become eligible for a health benefit plan for preventative care. Once you have been working with the company for 180 days, you can get a basic dental care plan. You can also use employee discounts for in-store purchases.

12. Macy’s

Macy’s offers flexible and well-planned schedules for their employees. You can work in different capacities as a part-time worker, and if you work for up to 20 hours per week, you will get employee discounts to shop at the store. They will also give you any necessary on-the-job training, and you will have plenty of career growth opportunities. As a part-time worker, you will also get health benefits and retirement benefits.

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