These part-time jobs come with full-time-like perks

Posted at 7:02 AM, May 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-01 10:46:11-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Benefits are starting to pile up for San Diegans who only work part-time hours.

Some, like accruing paid sick days, coming by law.
But with San Diego unemployment around a 10-year low, companies are offering more to attract the best workers.

For example, REI and Starbucks offer health benefits after 20 hours a week. One Starbucks employee said it helps a lot of people who are over 26 and off their parents' plan afford insurance.

At Sharp and Scripps Health, many part-timers get access to full benefits, although they pay a higher share for them.

Costco part-timers get paid time off and health benefits, plus lower-cost prescriptions. But it's not just big chains like Costco offering perks to its part time employees, even some temporary office workers are getting in on the action.

Phil Blair, CEO of Manpower San Diego, said his company offers its long-term temps paid holidays in an effort to keep them around.

"We don't want them to think of temporary help as just a few weeks or a few months, we want them long term, and we want to be loyal to them and we want them to be loyal to Manpower," Blair said.

Blair said the biggest perk workers are getting? Better pay, because they, themselves, are in demand.