Who's Hiring Part-Time: Sheetz and More


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

What They Do: Sheetz is a chain of large convenience stores and gas stations open around the clock. They offer a made-to-order menu of specialty coffee and foods like hoagies and burgers.

Types of Part-time Position(s) Available: Cashiers and MTO (made-to-order) food preparers. Sheetz has more than 350 locations in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina.

Desired Hours Per Week: Varies by location. Stores are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. While this means there is flexibility in scheduling your hours around school or other obligations, it also means you’ll be expected to work at least some nights, weekends or holidays.

Starting Pay: Around $8.25 an hour; higher rate possible depending on prior experience.

Benefits: Employees working 32 hours per week or more are considered full-time and are eligible for benefits after three months. Part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week are eligible to participate in the employee benefits program after two years of employment. Benefits include 401(k) (company matched) fund, college tuition reimbursement, employee stock ownership plan, as well as medical, dental and vision plans.

Requirements: Prior retail or food service experience is preferred. Must pass a background check.

The Inside Scoop: Sheetz stores often get hectic, so employees must work well under pressure. Most employees perform more than one job (for example, going from working the register to manning the beverage counter several times throughout a shift). Part-timers are often later offered an opportunity for advancement to full-time or even supervisory positions.

Apply Here: http://www.sheetz.com/main/jobs/apply.cfm

Next: VIPdesk

What They Do:  VIPdesk provides virtual contact center and loyalty solutions for companies in the travel, auto, financial services, and retail industries. VIPdesk specializes in concierge programs, virtual contact center services, and reward redemption services.

Types of Part-time Position(s) Available: Home-based Concierges who handle telephone calls and emails from the customers of VIPdesk’s high profile, blue-chip clients.

Desired Hours Per Week: Part-time employees work between 16 and 34 hours a week. Hours most likely would fall between 4 p.m. and midnight, weekdays and/or weekends.

Starting Pay: Generally averages $10 to $14 an hour.

Benefits: Ability to telecommute, plus a host of other benefits including medical and dental insurance, paid time off, 401k and performance bonuses.

Requirements: Requires a high school diploma (some college required, degree preferred); 2+ years of related customer service experience; hospitality expertise (travel agency experience is a plus); internet savvy and computer literacy; a polite, friendly and knowledgeable phone demeanor; outstanding customer satisfaction and follow through skills; self-motivation and the ability to work under minimal supervision (as this is a home-based position), excellent written and verbal English skills (German, French, Italian or Spanish language skills are a plus); the ability to successfully pass a credit, criminal and employment reference security check; and the ability to provide a work-at-home environment that is ergonomically sound, conducive to taking customer calls, quiet and free from distraction.

The Inside Scoop: “VIPdesk Concierges must be extremely savvy, resourceful and have a strong background in travel, either through personal or work experience; and have the ability to craft and provide customers with relevant recommendations as well as make their arrangements for them,” says a company rep.

Apply Here: http://www.vipdesk.com/Employment/


Next: American Greetings

American Greetings (Stock Quote AM)
What They Do: Founded in 1906, American Greetings is the world's largest publicly owned creator, manufacturer and distributor of greeting cards, gift wrap and similar products. Their Carlton Retail is the largest chain of card and gift shops in North America, with approximately 400 stores in the U.S. and Canada.

Types of Part-time Position(s) Available: Merchandisers are responsible for keeping the card departments in retail stores orderly and full, re-ordering merchandise as needed, setting up and maintaining seasonal and special displays, and completing paperwork as required.  Opportunities are available nationwide.

Desired Hours Per Week: Varies. Generally required to work the day before and after a major holiday, which may include weekends. Work is usually performed during daytime hours.

Starting Pay: Around $10 an hour; higher rate possible with prior experience.

Benefits: Fun working environment; opportunity to advance to full-time retail positions if desired.

Requirements: Reliable transportation and internet access required. Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds.

The Inside Scoop: Opportunities are also available to work as a support merchandiser, filling in for merchandisers who need time off.

Apply Here: http://forms.amgreetings.com/Part-Time_Merchandiser_Application


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