Never had a full-time job before? We’ve got you covered. Whether you want to be a chef or a salesman, all of the best local full-time jobs can be found right here on Localwise. But first, find out what the job entails:

Hours

Though the Fair Labor Standards Act does not define full-time employment, most companies require that employees work at least 30-40 hours per week to be considered full-time and thus eligible for benefits. The most common work weeks consist of five 8-hour days.


Exempt vs. Nonexempt

The basic difference between nonexempt and exempt employees is simple: nonexempt employees are eligible for overtime pay, exempt employees are not.


Reasons To Work Full-Time

The perks don’t stop at just your wages. Most full-time jobs will also provide benefits that help you take care of yourself and enjoy your time off. Here’s a list of different types of benefits you could receive:

Health Insurance

Many companies will have a health insurance package (or several) that you can choose from.

Don’t know which package is right for you? Ask the Human Resources department for more information on each package to see which one will best suit your needs.

Retirement Plans

Retirement may seem like it’s forever away, but it’s never too early to start planning. The most common plan is the 401(k), where a portion of your paycheck is deducted and then invested so that you'll have funds to fall back on when you retire.

Vacation Time

Ever wanted to get paid to go on vacation? Many companies provide a certain amount of paid time off for their full-time employees each year. Take a trip or stay home — either way, you’re getting paid!

Sick or Personal Time

Most companies provide a minimum amount of unpaid personal time when something unexpected pops up like sickness or a family emergency. Take some time to take care of yourself without having the stress of potentially losing your job.

Finding Full-Time Employment

If you’re looking for full-time work, some of the coolest full-time jobs can be found at local businesses in your neighborhood. Check out the Localwise jobs listings to find the right one for you! 


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Note: This information is for guidance only and should not be used to make legal decisions. We recommend talking to local legal counsel for assistance.

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