What They Do: Large provider of global marketing and media information (famous for their Nielsen Ratings).
Types of Part-Time Position(s) Available: Membership sales reps, research interviewers, administrative schedulers.
Desired Hours Per Week: average of 25-30, but varies with position and location.
Starting Pay: $10 per hour (some positions have a $.72/hour bonus for passing a Spanish proficiency test).
Benefits: Discounted healthcare services, short term disability benefits, paid time off.
Requirements: Customer service and/or sales experience, good communication skills, ability to interact with households of varying demographics, working knowledge of Windows.
The Inside Scoop: If you love TV, you'll probably enjoy this work – much of your time will be spent talking to people about their television viewing habits. There is also plenty of opportunity for advancement at Nielsen, and some positions offer the possibility of telecommuting.
Next Page: Liberty Mutual
What They Do: One of the largest insurance companies in the U.S.; many locations across the country.
Types of Part-Time Position(s) Available: Member service reps, insurance assistants (there are also opportunities for law clerks who have completed at least one year of law school).
Desired Hours Per Week: Varies; must work 20 hours per week for health benefits.
Starting Pay: Annual salary of $13,150 to $19,750 for insurance assistants, $21,000 to $27,000 for service reps
Benefits: Medical coverage, bonus programs.
Requirements: High school diploma or GED, experience with Microsoft software programs, good organizational and communication skills.
The Inside Scoop: Employees also get discounts on homeowners and auto insurance. Charitable perk: you can pick up to three eligible charities, and for each dollar you donate via payroll deduction, Liberty will donate 50 cents.
Next Page: Coinstar
Coinstar (Stock Quote: CSTR)
What They Do: Operate self-serve coin counting machines and DVD rentals nationwide
Types of Part-Time Position(s) Available: Field service reps and route drivers.
Desired Hours Per Week: Flexible.
Starting Pay: $10 per hour, plus mileage reimbursement.
Benefits: The company says it offers an "excellent" benefits package.
Requirements: High school diploma or GED, driver's license in good standing, must pass background checks and drug tests, ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
The Inside Scoop: You will usually be driving a company-provided vehicle. You must be comfortable carrying around large amounts of money (much of which will be in the form of change).
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