Being underemployed is better than being unemployed. Many job seekers are looking to part time work to get by. You might not think this is an option if health insurance is a big concern for you, but luckily, some companies offer excellent benefits for part-time workers.
Pay: The vast majority of Starbucks (Stock Quote: SBUX) baristas earn from $7.50 to $10 an hour, according to the company’s Web site. But a significant portion of Starbucks employee compensation comes from bonuses, health care coverage and other benefits.
Work Hours: In order to receive benefits, employees must have been paid for at least 160 hours by the last Friday of a two-month period, which amounts to about 20 hours per week.
Benefits: Health and dental coverage, vision care, life and disability insurance, paid time off, a retirement savings plan, stock options and a discounted stock purchase plan, adoption assistance, domestic partner benefits, emergency financial aid and a free pound of coffee every week.
Job Locations: Nationwide, including Hawaii.
Time Off: Salaried employees and hourly employees who don’t work in retail can get sick pay after 90 days of employment. Full-timers get up to 40 hours of sick pay per year. The number of vacation days you get depends on your position and how long you’ve been working with the company, and vacation hours are pro-rated for part-time partners. Starbucks pays time and a half if you work on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
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