What They Do: National chain of 950 retail stores specializing in pet supplies and grooming services.
Types of Part-Time Position(s) Available: Sales associates, cashiers and groomers.
Desired Hours Per Week: Flexible; must work 20 hours per week for paid time off.
Starting Pay: $8 to $10 per hour; groomers can also earn commissions on product sales.
Benefits: Medical coverage, retirement plan, paid time off and merchandise discounts.
Requirements: Interest in well being of animals, high school diploma or GED, customer service or retail experience.
The Inside Scoop: Obviously, you must really like pets – and you must also be able to tolerate the sounds and smells that accompany them. PETCO stresses an "adoption first" philosophy, and you'll promote these programs and help out with adoption fairs and related events.
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Hertz (Stock Quote: HTZ)
What They Do: Hertz is the world's largest car rental brand, with approximately 8,000 locations in 145 countries around the world.
Types of Part-Time Position(s) Available: Reservations agents
Desired Hours Per Week: 18-24; for many locations, employees must be willing to work afternoons and at least one weekend day.
Starting Pay: $10.50 per hour.
Benefits: Employee discounts.
Requirements: Must be able to type 20 words per minute and have excellent customer service and communication skills.
The Inside Scoop: This can be a fast-paced and high-stress environment, as customers are often in a hurry and exhausted from traveling. You should be prepared to try and "upsell" by promoting optional services.
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What They Do: Wholesaler of business products; 41 distribution centers in the U.S.
Types of Part-Time Position(s) Available: Order fillers.
Desired Hours Per Week: Generally shifts are 5-6 hours per day and involve working in the afternoon and evening.
Starting Pay: $11 per hour.
Benefits: "Comprehensive," according to the company website.
Requirements: Must be able to stand for five hours straight and lift up to 50 pounds.
The Inside Scoop: This is a high-speed environment, so you must be able to work quickly. You should also be organized and good with numbers.
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