American Companies Offering Unique Part Time Employee Benefits

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Working as a part-time employee does not have to mean zero benefits and perks. In fact, companies have begun offering their part-time employees various benefits and perks in an effort to keep them from moving elsewhere. Not every employee at every company is on the payroll full-time. Many companies rely on their part-time staff to keep the operations moving seamlessly day in and day out.

10 Top Companies Offering Generous Benefits to Part Time Employees

If you are on the hunt for a part-time job that offers unique benefits and other perks, here's a list of 10 American companies are offering the best to retain and maintain strong workforces.

Costco

According to its career and benefits website, Costco, the leading wholesale goods retailer, offers its hourly part-time employees a pretty impressive benefits package once they have worked for the company for 180 days. Part time employees are also eligible for health coverage on the 1st of the second month following 450 paid hours.  The benefits include dental, health and vision coverage to go along with a 401(k), childcare assistance, life insurance and prescription medication discounts. It also offers a unique program for parents of autistic and other disabled children, called ReThink, where they can get support and access to resources to cope with the challenges of caring for special needs youngsters.

Barnes & Noble

Part-time employees at Barnes & Noble, a premier book seller, also get a hefty benefits package. The employees receive discounts on all products, including the e-reader Nook and its accessories.

On top of their discounts, part-time employees also receive paid vacation time, personal time, sick days, and holidays.  Work schedules are very flexible, making it the perfect job for college students and second-giggers. Employees can also take part in dental and health plans after six months of employment.

The company also offers a 401(k) plan with employer match up to four percent.

Lowe’s

Working as a part-timer at Lowe’s, the home DIY retailer, is very rewarding. These employees are eligible for benefits and perks from day one on the job. This includes employee stock purchasing plans, dental, vision, health and a 401(k). Lowe’s also offers its employees generous commuter spending accounts and a corporate wellness program that helps employees make the most of their lives.

Staples

In order to qualify for benefits as a part-time employee with Staples, the office supply retailer, employees must work 500 hours in a period of six months, or complete 60 days of service. Their plan description states, "Staples offers dental, life, dependent life, accidental death and short-term disability insurance coverage to all part-time associates. Staples also offers a national network vision plan to associates that covers eye exams, frames, lenses, contacts and refractive eye surgery." The company provides 10% discounts to all employees, the opportunity to earn referral bonuses, college discounts, and tuition reimbursement. They also provide assistance to find child and elder care, a stock purchase plan, a 401(k) and legal professional services.

Nike

Working part-time at Nike, the leading sports apparel company, brings benefits too, but they do not take effect until one year of service. The employees must also work 20 hours per week. These employees are then eligible for health, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, 401(k) and paid time off. And of course, all Nike employees qualify for generous discounts on Nike products and apparel.

UPS

What can brown do for you? Well, if you want to work for UPS the world's leading shipping company, part-time, you can receive full-time benefits for part-time hours. The company offers tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts and various insurance programs. Part time employees enjoy rigorous training that can prepare them for full time careers in the future, and UPS is known for compensating very well.

Whole Foods

After a probationary period of employment and a 20-hour work week, part-time employees at Whole Foods, the top organic grocery store, are eligible for quite a benefits package. Health insurance premiums nearly paid in full, paid time off, life insurance, stock option-retirement plans and a store discount of 20 percent or more. Employees are also eligible for gainsharing, which shares store profits with employees.

JPMorgan Chase

Any employee who works more than 20 hours per week at financial service company JPMorgan Chase is eligible for a benefits package. Life and accident insurance, full health insurance, reimbursement for tuition, child care assistance and discounts on products are all offered to employees. Other perks include tuition reimbursement, commuter spending accounts, and flexible work options.

Allegis Group

The benefits package at Allegis Group applies to any employee who works 20 or more hours per week. The company has just 10,000 full-time employees and 100,000 contract and temporary employees. One of the most popular benefits offered is the profit-sharing bonus. Along with affordable health care benefits, wellness perks, and tuition reimbursement for higher learning, Allegis Group also offers its employees paid time off and paid sick leave based on a schedule of time-served.

Land’s End

Part-time and seasonal employees at Land’s End, whether at corporate headquarters or in retail stores, receive benefits that include auto insurance, health insurance, child care assistance, a group legal plan, merchandise discounts, homeowner’s insurance, a backup child care center and much more. Their career website indicates that they also offer, "generous employee discounts on Lands' End and Sears merchandise, and free access to the Comer Center, a state-of-the-art fitness and wellness complex for Lands' End employees and their families."

These are just 10 companies that offer incredible benefits packages and perks for their part-time employees. So many companies are offering more for part-time workers in an effort to keep them on the payroll and give them the same work life balance as full-time employees.