Here at MainStreet, we believe in helping you find a job, not just regurgitating depressing employment statistics. So, without further ado, here are three companies with a variety of open part-time positions they need to fill immediately.
U-Haul International, Inc.
What They Do: Offers trucks, storage space and other products designed for the do-it-yourself mover. U-Haul has more than 15,850 locations in all 50 United States and 10 Canadian provinces.
Types of Part-Time Position(s) Available: E-sales and reservations representatives (telecommuting positions). Many U-Haul store locations also have openings, which are listed on the U-Haul web site, or visit your local store to inquire and apply.
Desired Hours Per Week: “Our call center is open 24/7… Therefore, we are looking for people for all shifts, weekends and holidays,” says Joanne Fried of U-Haul. “The current positions we have available we refer to as moonlighter positions. The moonlighter positions are good for an individual who has the desire to supplement their income by working a few additional hours a week.”
Starting Pay: Starting pay is comprised of a base (reportedly between $8 and $9 an hour) plus bonus.
Benefits: Moonlighter team members who meet the necessary requirements are eligible for some benefits such as medical, life insurance, 401(k), employee stock ownership plan, credit union, etc. They also receive discounts on U-Haul rentals, products and services, cell phones, computers and some vehicle purchases.
Requirements: Since the moonlighter positions are "work from home,” the applicant must have a reliable computer, cable or DSL broadband Internet connection, and must purchase their own headset.
The Inside Scoop: Successful applicants are those who are self-disciplined, have basic computer skills and good verbal communication skills. “We also require that applicants have a positive attitude and that they understand and apply great customer service and sales skills.”
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What They Do: Publishing company that produces magazines, online content and research reports focused on the construction industry.
Types of Part-time Position(s) Available: Research associate field positions. These workers help gather data by surveying new home communities, visiting planning departments and building strong working relationships with information providers including sales agents, builders and planners. There are also some indoor positions, which involve gathering information by phone or online. Openings exist in numerous regions nationwide.
Desired Hours Per Week: Varies, but most positions average 20 to 25 per week.
Starting Pay: Generally around $12 an hour.
Benefits: Benefits are offered to employees who work at least 30 hours per week.
Requirements: Some college coursework is preferred. Candidates must have excellent communication and computers skills; must be comfortable working both independently and as part of a team; and must live within the specific market’s geographic area while employed in the position. An interest in the construction industry is a plus. Field positions require a reliable vehicle, proof of insurance and a good driving record.
The Inside Scoop: The company says this would be a “great opportunity for a recent college graduate who is looking to learn more about the real estate industry.” There is a lot of opportunity for advancement for part-timers who later decide to seek a full-time position. Employees who work in-office have a casual dress code.
Next page: Olive Garden
What They Do: Restaurant chain specializing in Italian food. Olive Garden is a division of Darden Restaurants Inc. (Stock Quote: DRI) which is the world’s largest restaurant company.
Types of Part-time Position(s) Available: Hosts, servers, cooks, bartenders and preparation help.
Desired Hours Per Week: Varies by location and position. Prefers candidates who can work some nights and/or weekends.
Starting Pay: Servers receive a minimal hourly wage (around $3 per hour) and make most of their money in the form of tips, of which they usually must give a portion to the bus staff and perhaps the bartenders.
Benefits: Health insurance, low-interest educational loans, paid vacations, retirement plans and dining discounts for employees and family members.
Requirements: Prior food service or preparation experience is preferred. Hosts, servers and bartenders must have good customer relations skills.
The Inside Scoop: Olive Garden follows a set of employment principles developed in 1995 by team members from all levels of the organization.
Apply by printing out the online application and then bringing it into your nearest Olive Garden.
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