Juggling toddlers and holding down the fort is no easy task. Choosing to work outside the home or stay with kids is a difficult choice. A lot of full-time moms miss the stimulation and financial reward of working.
On the other hand, taking care of your own children is a spiritually rewarding journey. Having proper medical, vision, and health insurance are important for growing families.
Generally, industry part-time work does not come with health or medical benefits. However, large sized employers do distinguish themselves in order appeal to strong employees in non-traditional career paths.
This is why part-time gigs can be a perfect solution for moms deciding between staying with their kids or going back to work.
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Did you know Starbucks was named the fifth most admired company in the entire world? You can make a positive impact on a global, sustainable company and provide financially for your family.
If going to school is an area of interest, Starbucks has a college program partnered with Arizona State University that could give part and full-time employees a 4-year free ride.
Starbucks also provides part-time employees benefits of medical, dental, life insurance and vision as well. Retirement 401(k) Plan with employer matching makes Starbucks a great company to work part-time.
The one qualification in order to receive Starbucks benefits: part-timers must work 20+ hours every week in order to qualify.
2. Amazon Fulfillment
Everyone’s favorite everything store is also an excellent employer for part-time employees.
Employees who can work more than 20 hours per week can get benefits which include life and disability insurance, vision and dental with full premiums covered in Amazon and funding towards medical insurance. Hourly employees can accrue sick, personal, and vacation time on a schedule.
In addition, all employees can participate in Amazon’s Career Choice program for in-demand fields. In demand Amazon fields include “medical technicians, paralegals, robotics engineers, and solar panel installation professionals.”
3. Whole Foods
Whole Foods (owned by Amazon) provides part-time employees working 20+ hours a week with a 401(k), a health plan, and overtime pay. Employees get 20% to 30% off Whole Food brand purchases which can aid in the grocery budget of feeding a family.
All eligible part-time or full-time workers at Chipotle can get health insurance for themselves and their life partner. Dental and vision are covered for part-time employees and varying medical plans for individuals. 401k and matching after the first working year are available as well as tuition reimbursement for those that don’t want to work in fast food for a lifetime.
Aldi skirts the definition of part-time and full-time. The trick working at an Aldi is to work for slightly more than 25 hours a week. Over 25 hours essentially means you are full-time employer which comes with full-time benefits.
Remember though, anything less such as part-time (less than 25) has no benefits besides emergency days off.
6. Barnes & Noble
Yes, we are all confused why Amazon has not killed off Barnes & Noble yet. Let’s hope B&N doesn’t roll over soon since all part-time employees are able to receive paid vacation, sick days, and annual holidays. Furthermore, part-time employees can also enroll in dental and health plans after six months of employment!
7. Trader Joe’s
Doesn’t the workers at Trader Joe’s always seem happier looking than a run-of-the-mill grocery chain employee? That’s because starting salaries are higher at Trader Joe’s. Part-timers are eligible for medical, dental and vision at a small fee of $75/month and paid time off with more tenure. Trader Joe’s retirement match is at 10% of annual salary and annual salary increases based on tenure. There is also a 10% discount on Trader Joe products for in-store employees.
The big box named stores like Lowes has reputable standards when it comes to employee benefits. Lowes offers all part-time employees working more than 30 days after the first month to enroll in their full-time benefits package.
The benefits package includes part-time medical, pharmacy discount card, dental, vision, home & auto insurance, disability, critical illness, life insurance, accident insurance, vacation, holiday, 401(k) plan and a stock purchase plan.
On top of that, part-time employees have the opportunity to transition to full-time employment. Do not fret if you have no building or industry experience because Lowes provides learning and career development as well we job training for the position.
Meanwhile, industry competitor, Home Depot only offer vision, dental, disability, and life insurance for part-time constituents.
Everybody loves Costco! Part-time employees working at Costco enjoy good health care coverage (medical, vision, prescription, hearing, and behavioral) for them and their families. Other benefits include core dental plan, 401k plan, dependent care assistance, disability, life insurance to eligible part-timers who has worked for 180 days or 600 hours.
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