Who's Hiring Part-Time: Hershey's Chocolate World, Pearson VUE and Sara Lee

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

Hershey's Chocolate World

What They Do: Amusement park and tourist/retail facility operated by Hershey's.

Types of Part-Time Position(s) Available: They need lots of attendants for rides, parking, food service stations and box offices. They also need costumed characters, cake decorators and "create your own candy bar" operators.

Desired Hours Per Week: Varies, but must be willing to work a flexible schedule that may include weekends and holidays.

Starting Pay: Most positions start at about $7.50 an hour.

Benefits: Discounts on food and merchandise, access to fitness facilities and medical/dental coverage for eligible employees.

Requirements: For most positions, must be at least 18 years old. Must be able to stand for long periods of time. Some positions involve repeated lifting. Costumed characters must be able to function in a costume weighing 30 pounds.

The Inside Scoop: Many positions are seasonal, but some offer a limited number of hours during non-peak periods.

Apply here.

Next Page: Pearson VUE

Pearson VUE

What They Do: Large worldwide test center network.

Types of Part-Time Position(s) Available: Test administrators.

Desired Hours Per Week: Generally at least 10 hours per week, with several Saturdays per month.

Starting Pay: About $13 an hour.

Benefits: None.

Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent, strong communication and customer service skills and experience with Microsoft Word.

The Inside Scoop: Must monitor test areas diligently to ensure the integrity of the testing process. Must work well in an environment that can be stressful at times.

Apply here.

Next Page: Sara Lee

Sara Lee (Stock Quote: SLE)

What They Do: Global manufacturer and marketer of food, bakery and household products.

Types of Part-Time Position(s) Available: Salespeople, merchandisers.

Desired Hours Per Week: Varies, but averages about 20 hours per week.

Starting Pay: About $10 to $11 an hour.

Benefits: Some positions offer benefits including medical/dental and retirement plan.

Requirements: High school diploma, valid driver's license, safe driving record and ability to lift about 40 pounds.

The Inside Scoop: The company has more than 70 facilities in the U.S., so there are lots of jobs and lots of opportunity to advance to a full-time job, if desired.

Apply here.

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