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6 Companies That Are Awesome to Part-Timers

At UPS, they get same benefits package as full-time workers

(Newser) - Extras aren't just exclusive to full-time positions anymore. With a part-time job with one of these big companies, you're in for some pretty awesome benefits. Wisebread , via Christian Science Monitor , identifies nine companies; here are six standouts:
  1. Starbucks: Workers who log at least 20 hours a week enjoy
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Walmart Workers: We Need More Hours, Too

Retailer's employees say they often can't get hours they need to stay afloat

(Newser) - Last week Walmart announced it'll raise wages for 40% of its US workforce. But for many employees, low pay isn't the only issue: They also can't get the hours they need to make a decent living, the New York Times reports. Part-time workers complain that when they... More »

ObamaCare to Cost Part-Time Workers Hours

Even as they benefit from premium support, Medicaid expansion

(Newser) - Employers across America are dialing back hours for their part-time employees, as a presumably unintended side effect of the Affordable Care Act. The new health care law requires large and medium-sized employers (any with more than 50 full-time employees) to provide health insurance for part-timers who put in more than... More »

Pinched Writer Picks Up the Toilet Brush

(Newser) - Even with two degrees and a book deal, Rebecca Golden has had a tough time keeping her bank balance above zero, she writes for Salon, so she's turned to an edifying, if often terrifying, sideline: cleaning houses. “I suppose I could find other ways to make ends meet,”... More »

Jokey Bush Applies for, Turns Down Job

Former prez could have had free parking, discount in greeter gig

(Newser) - George W Bush made a surprise visit to the hardware store that published a job offer for him in a Dallas paper, joking that he was "looking for a job." The owner provided him with a jacket and nametag ("W"), and the former president spent... More »

Workers Losing Hours as Economy Tightens

Jobless figures don't reflect part-time jump

(Newser) - US joblessness stands at a moderate 5.5%, but more than 3.7 million workers have seen their hours cut from full-time to part-time over the last year, shrinking their paychecks even as gas and food prices soar, reports the New York Times. That's the highest figure in the half-century... More »

Part-Time Work Jumps 16% as Many Jobs Contract

Some 4.79 million worked part time in February; 1.8 million held two or more jobs

(Newser) - Tough economic times—and a drop in full-time jobs in some sectors—are pushing more people into part-time work, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Labor Department says 16% more workers—some 4.79 million people—are working part-time jobs this year than last, the highest total since 1993. More »

Moms Look to Part-Time Work

60% say part-time job is the most appealing option

(Newser) - Young women with children are more interested in job flexibility than their boomer moms were: 60% of employed moms would like to work part-time, rather than full-time or no job at all—up 12% from a decade ago, a new study shows. But only 24% of those surveyed actually work... More »

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