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What are some good part-time retail jobs?

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As of 2015, some of the retail companies that are considered to have good policies concerning its part-time employees include CostCo and the convenience store chain QuikTrip. Wegmans Food Market and the Container Store also are considered good choices for part-time workers.

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CostCo is known for focusing on ethics, allowing flexible schedules and providing solid benefits for part-time employees. At QuikTrip, full- and part-time employees alike receive bonuses based on their experience.

Wegmans Food Market is a particularly good choice for college students. It pays 50 percent of its part-time employees' tuition, capped at $750 per semester. All told, part-time employees can receive up to $6,000 over four years.

At the Container Store, part-time employees receive medical, dental, life and vision insurance. The retailer even provides short- and long-term disability insurance. As of 2015, employees can also take part in the company's 401k plan after working there for 11 months.

Part-timer employees at Whole Foods Market who work at least 20 hours a week become eligible for health insurance after working a total of 800 hours. Part-time employees also receive a 20 percent discount on most of their purchases at the store, and they also have access to stock options.

At the outdoors chain REI, part-timer employees receive subsidized health insurance. They also have access to free life and disability insurance.

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