There are nearly 25 million part-time workers in the United States, and they lag behind full-time employees in benefit coverage. But at Starbucks, where 64 percent of the staff is part-time, all employees working at least 20 hours per week have equal access to benefits.
|Type of benefit||Percentage of U.S. part-timers with access||Percentage of U.S. full-timers with access|
|Paid sick leave||24||70|
|Disability insurance (short-term)||14||47|
|Bonus and stock options||28||52|
|Employer-assisted child care||8||16|
|Source: BLS National Compensation Survey, March 2004|
Workforce Management, February 2005, p. 34 -- Subscribe Now!