American companies across a spectrum of industries—travel, finance, services—are offering part-time workers the kinds of high-quality benefits once reserved for full-timers, all in an effort to attract and retain the best employees.
For Retirement Benefits
Top company: Chase
This bank offers easy-to-meet eligibility requirements when it comes to its retirement savings plan for part-time employees. You need to work only 60 days—and between 20 and 40 hours per week—to qualify for the company's 401(k) program. It also offers disability and life insurance.
Bonus: After completing a year of service, you are eligible to receive a dollar-for-dollar match of up to 5 percent. Your 401(k) will be 100 percent vested after three years' service. Also, 60 days from hire, part-timers can enroll in Chase's medical and prescription-drug plan.