12 Part Time Jobs with Benefits

Late last week, a question was posed about part-time jobs with benefits.  The majority of companies only give benefits to employees working full-time hours.  There are exceptions of course, and we covered some options in a earlier post.  In this post Homepreneurs found 13 more part-time positions with benefits.  Homepreneurs is not strictly about working from home with a business.  We are interested in providing options for people who need assistance.  Sometimes this means a home business, other times work from home positions, and also job opportunities with employers.  On occasion, when starting a home business, one may wish to test the waters of entrepreneurship while maintaining a job with benefits.  These companies offer those options:

1. REI (Recreational Equipment)

REI offers all employees some form of health care coverage (even temporary and seasonal staff) with the best plan kicking in at just 20 hours a week. Other perks include merchandise discounts, incentive pay, retirement and profit sharing, and even discounted travel through the REI Adventures program.

Whole Foods Market

2. Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods added 14 new stores last year and offers a laundry list of benefits to all their employees, including those working part time. Team members are eligible for health, dental, and vision plans after 400 service hours as well as a 401(k) retirement plan, paid time off, and a 20 percent store discount.


3. Nordstrom

Among Nordstrom’s offerings to part-time staff are health insurance, 401(k), life, disability, and accidental death insurance, paid time off, and adoption assistance.


4. Starbucks Coffee

Every Starbucks “partner” that works 20 hours per week or more is eligible for full benefits that include health, retirement, and stock options, plus a free pound of coffee (or box of tea) every single week.


5. UPS

UPS describes their benefit package for part-time workers as “world class.” It includes medical, dental, and vision coverage plus life and long-term care insurance, 401(k), discounted stock options, tuition reimbursement, and an income protection plan.


6. Lowe’s

Part-time employees at Lowe’s have access to a limited benefit health plan plus life, vision, dental, and disability, as well as a 401(k). They also earn 40 hours of vacation after just 180 days of service.


7. JCPenney

At JCPenney anyone working fewer than 35 hours per week is eligible for their Additional Benefits Choices program, which includes medical, dental, and vision coverage plus life insurance and critical illness/accident coverage.

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8. Lands’ End

Working at Lands’ End part time not only qualifies you for dental, vision, and retirement plans (and access to an onsite medical clinic if you live in Dodgeville, Wisc.) but also discounts on merchandise at both Lands’ End and Sears stores and special deals at area attractions such as theme parks.

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9. JP Morgan Chase

At JP Morgan Chase part-time employees working at least 20 hours per week are eligible for most benefits after 90 days of service. Offerings include medical, dental, vision, retirement, and stock purchase plans plus paid time off, tuition and adoption assistance, and various banking-related options like checking account and credit card perks.

10. Costco

Part time employees may be eligible for Choice Plus medical plans and a core dental plan.  Stock purchase plans are available to all, and long term insurance, vision, and pharmacy are available to benefit-eligible employees.

11. Nike

Part-time employees who work between 20 and 30 hours per week can qualify for health coverage the first day of the calendar year following a year of employment. Other benefits available include a matching gifts program for charitable donations, discounts at employee stores, discounts on auto and homeowners insurance, and scholarships for employee children.

12. Cost Plus World Market

In addition to medical coverage, life insurance and a 401(k), the retail chain’s benefit package for eligible part-time employees includes flexible spending, vacation and floating holidays.

There are several other options as well that Homepreneurs will cover in a future post.  Also to consider are hospitals, local governments, and grocery chains.  These three often have union workers and union benefits for many workers.

List compiled by Dion D Shaw

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