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Who’s Hiring Part-time: Hobby Lobby, Radio Shack and Alternatives Unlimited

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Looking for part-time work? You’re in luck. Here are three companies with part-time openings available right now.

Hobby Lobby

What They Do: Chain of retail stores specializing in arts and craft supplies, home accents and holiday décor. The company currently operates 432 stores in 35 states. Types of Part-Time Positions Available: Cashiers and retail associates. (There are also warehouse positions available at their facility in Oklahoma City.)Desired Hours Per Week: Varies by position and location. Store hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Stores are closed on Sundays and major holidays. Starting Pay: $10 an hour.Benefits: Store discounts.Requirements: Previous retail experience or expertise with arts and crafts is preferred. The Inside Scoop: Must be able to pass a basic math test. Specific departments include framing, wearable art and floral design, so if you have an interest or expertise in any of these areas, you'll have a better chance at getting hired as a demonstrator or floor associate. Apply here.Photo Credit: Sun Dazed

Radio Shack

What They Do: National chain of retail stores specializing in electronics and tech products.Type of Part-Time Position Available: Sales associate. Desired Hours Per Week: Varies, but generally will include some nights, weekends and/or holidays.Starting Pay: Around $8 an hour, plus commissions on certain products. There are also special promotions and incentives that give you the opportunity to earn bonuses. Benefits: Limited medical, dental and life insurance; company discounts.Requirements: Good customer service and communication skills. Prior retail experience and knowledge of electronics and tech products is helpful.The Inside Scoop: Must be able to function in a hectic, sometimes stressful retail environment. You'll be helping a steady flow of customers (sometimes more than one at a time). You will also be expected to promote certain products and Radio Shack programs/services. Apply here.Photo Credit: Orin Zebest

Alternatives Unlimited

What They Do: National educational management company offering alternative schooling options and tutoring programs. Types of Part-Time Positions Available: Tutors, teachers and enrollment team members.Desired Hours Per Week: About 10 to 20 hours per week, generally on weekdays; tutors generally work two to five days per week during after-school hours.Starting Pay: Enrollment team members: $8 to $10 an hour; tutors and teachers can make $15 to $45 an hour, depending on their education and teaching credentials.Benefits: None.Requirements: Enrollment team members must be high school graduates. Tutors/teachers need a minimum of 60 college credits, but will earn more if they have a college degree or teaching certification and experience. Must be able to pass a background check.   The Inside Scoop: Many students are in the "at risk" category, and may have had difficulty in traditional classroom settings.  Apply here. Photo Credit: Getty Images

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