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Retirees are returning to the workforce in droves: Here’s why

John Matarese  |  April 3, 2024

'Unretiring' is a new trend, with as many as 20% of older workers rejoining the labor market in their 60s and 70s.

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These are the best states for working parents

DWYM Staff  |  January 12, 2024

According to a new study, where you live can have a major impact on how easily and affordably you're able to balance parenting and working.

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Amazon offers free ‘AI Ready’ courses to train people for AI jobs

Marie Rossiter  |  November 22, 2023

Amazon is offering free courses in AI for current and prospective employees who want to upgrade their skills in a world rapidly changing.

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How to ask for a raise for 2024, and the mistake many people make

John Matarese  |  November 7, 2023

Don't wait until it's too late to get a pay increase for next year. Many companies are setting their 2024 budgets now.

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Get paid to usher at concerts, among hundreds of other gig jobs

DWYM Staff  |  July 24, 2023

Apps like Instawork and SideHusl give gig economy workers another place to look for a wide variety of side hustles.

Gig driver? Your auto insurance may not cover you

John Matarese  |  June 27, 2023

If you are using your personal vehicle to make a little extra cash, here's what you should know about car insurance.

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Top 5 unusual jobs with good salaries, according to Indeed

Helen Lee  |  June 19, 2023

Indeed ranked 'odd' jobs by salary, and the job site's top two careers on this list take home a six-figure salary.

These 7 side hustles require little or no cost up front

Marie Rossiter  |  June 13, 2023

Starting a side hustle can be an easy way to bring in extra cash. Here's what you need to know about salary and taxes before you start.

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The most in-demand summer jobs, as ranked by Indeed

Bridget Sharkey  |  May 25, 2023

Students and seasonal workers: These are the gigs with the most positions posted to the jobs site for the season from 2018-2023.

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These are the highest earning associate degree majors

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  May 25, 2023

Recent studies bring into question whether securing an associate degree would be more lucrative than a bachelor's degree long term.

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These are the college majors that pay the most

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  May 23, 2023

New data analysis shows that students who receive degrees in STEM fields end up earning more money after graduating college.

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Aldi is opening 120 new stores in the US this year

Taylor Kuether  |  May 8, 2023

This growth isn't all new — Aldi shared in a statement that this year's planned expansion will build on a "banner year in 2022."

Cute dog works at laptop

PetMeds is searching for a ‘Chief Barketing Officer’

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 2, 2023

PetMeds is looking for a new Chief Barketing Officer to test products and be featured on the company's social media—and the pay is $10K.

Bill to make 4-day workweek the national standard reintroduced

Scripps News  |  March 14, 2023

The legislation aims to reduce the standard workweek from five days to four days with no change to employee pay.

You can get paid $1,000 to watch movies like ‘Steel Magnolias’ and ‘A League of Their Own’

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 6, 2023

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A sign for the Chipotle restaurant in Pittsburgh's Market Square is pictured Feb. 8, 2016. Restaurants are beginning the new year with a recurring problem: labor shortages. Chipotle said Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, that it is looking to hire 15,000 people in North America to ensure its stores are staffed up ahead of its busy spring season.

Chipotle seeking to hire 15K new employees

Scripps News  |  January 31, 2023

Chipotle is looking to hire 15,000 new employees. The fast-food chain said in a statement it wants to be fully staffed for “burrito season,” the period from March to May when the company does the most business. “Our restaurant teams…

Cute dog plays with toy

Your pet could earn $10,000 as PetSmart’s new ‘Chief Toy Tester’

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 26, 2023

If your four-legged family member can’t get enough toys — and isn’t shy about hopping in front of a camera — PetSmart may want to hire them for the role of a lifetime. The pet store chain is in need…

Walmart giving raises to new, current employees

Scripps News  |  January 26, 2023

Some Walmart employees may be getting a raise. In a memo to employees, John Furner, president and CEO of Walmart U.S., said the company is taking numerous steps to invest in employees, including by offering raises to current and new…

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What is ‘quiet hiring’—and how can you benefit from it?

Scripps News  |  January 20, 2023

You may have heard about “quiet quitting” — a phenomenon in which employees unobtrusively check out of their jobs by deciding to do the bare minimum. From the employer’s point of view, this type of attitude robs a company of…

Flight attendants stand in front of private jet

Netflix has a job opening for a flight attendant on a private jet—and it pays up to $385,000

Marie Rossiter  |  January 18, 2023

Netflix, one of the entertainment industry’s leading streaming services, recently posted an unusual job opening. Someone looking for a job at Netflix might expect to find listings in programming, marketing or something similar. However, this new career opportunity will allow…

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This company will pay you $1,000 not to drink for Dry January

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 11, 2023

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A "now hiring" sign is posted in Garnet Valley, Pa., Monday, May 10, 2021. Applications for unemployment benefits inched down last week, Thursday, April 21, 2022, as the total number of Americans collecting aid fell to its lowest level in more than 50 years. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

As some major companies announce layoffs, many industries are still hiring

Scripps News  |  November 29, 2022

Many American workers are fearing layoffs as the country faces the possibility of a recession. If you are faced with an unfortunate turn of events, a report from the website monster.com has some good news. It says 92% of companies will…

These 10 high-paying jobs don’t require any experience

Scripps News  |  November 10, 2022

Even with recent student loan forgiveness offered by the federal government, more than half of college students leave school owing money. In addition, the cost of college continues to increase, making it more challenging to obtain a degree. And with…

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Kohl’s and Macy’s are hiring 130,000 seasonal workers for the holidays

Tricia Goss  |  October 24, 2022

With the uncertainty caused by historic inflation rates, higher prices on essential products and a decrease in imported goods, many businesses are reporting that they’re wary about hiring for the holiday season. Deloitte predicts that holiday retail sales will only…

A "now hiring" sign is posted in Garnet Valley, Pa., Monday, May 10, 2021. Applications for unemployment benefits inched down last week, Thursday, April 21, 2022, as the total number of Americans collecting aid fell to its lowest level in more than 50 years. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

More employers adding student loan payments as a job benefit

Scripps News  |  October 21, 2022

With the attention on student loan forgiveness right now, a small but growing number of companies are adding or considering adding student loan assistance as a benefit for their workers. Some are offering student debt consolidation plans for people to…

You can get paid $600 to watch TikTok videos

Tricia Goss  |  October 13, 2022

Is sending TikTok videos to family and friends your love language? Is your idea of the perfect day off curling up with a drink and some snacks to scroll your For You page all day? If so, we might have…

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Amazon plans to hire 150K holiday employees

Scripps News  |  October 7, 2022

Amazon is preparing for the holiday shopping rush. The online retailer said it plans to hire 150,000 employees across the U.S. Amazon says various positions will be available for full-time, seasonal and part-time work. The average starting pay for a…

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What are ‘ghost jobs’ and why are there so many of them?

Tricia Goss  |  September 26, 2022

Is it true that everybody’s hiring but nobody wants to work, or could there be another reason that so many companies have ongoing openings? Industry experts point to a phenomenon known as ghost jobs.   Job seekers have complained about applying…

Target plans to hire 100K seasonal workers for the holidays

Scripps News  |  September 23, 2022

Target is preparing for the holidays. The retailer announced plans to hire 100,000 seasonal workers. The employees will be spread out across stores and supply chain facilities, the company said. Target hired 100,000 people for seasonal jobs last year as…

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UPS hiring more than 100,000 seasonal workers for holiday season

Scripps News  |  September 12, 2022

UPS said it plans to hire more than 100,000 seasonal employees as it gears up for the holiday season. The company announced Monday that they will fill full- and part-time seasonal positions, primarily driver helpers, package handlers, seasonal delivery and…

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U.S. Army is paying signing bonuses up to $50,000 to enlist

Tricia Goss  |  September 9, 2022

The U.S. Army is offering the most significant bonus ever for new recruits. The maximum compensation in the past was $40,000, but new recruits who commit to six years of service can now receive a $50,000 bonus. A competitive job…

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You can get $500 and 2 free tickets to an NFL game to review stadium food

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 7, 2022

Sports fans obviously love football season for the actual games, but game-day food is an important part of the overall experience. If you just happen to love this time of year both for the football and the treats, Pickswise is…

New California law could increase fast-food minimum wage to $22 per hour

Scripps News  |  September 7, 2022

Those who work in the fast food industry in California received good news on Labor Day, Sept. 5. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new law that would give more than a half-million fast food workers more power and protections, despite…

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Companies may soon have to list salary ranges on job listings in California

Tricia Goss  |  August 31, 2022

If Governor Gavin Newsom signs off on legislation passed by California lawmakers Tuesday, employers in the state will be required to post salary ranges on all job postings. The bill mandates that all companies with 15 or more employees disclose…

You can get paid $5,000 to eat cereal for dinner

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 30, 2022

If you’re having trouble coming up with dinner ideas after a long workday, Kellogg’s is offering up some serious cash if you’re willing to have breakfast for dinner. Specifically: a bowl (or two) of cereal. Now through National Breakfast Day…

Trader Joe's store

You could get paid $1,000 to try Trader Joe’s pumpkin-themed fall foods

Tricia Goss  |  August 12, 2022

Have you been waiting all year to travel to your local Trader Joe’s just to ooh and ahh over this year’s pumpkin spice flavored goodies? Don’t make that trip just yet. If you’re the right candidate, you could get to…

Candy company job pays $78K salary for taste testing 3,500 products a month

Tricia Goss  |  August 5, 2022

Are you looking for a sweet new gig? The largest online candy retailer in North America is hiring, and the only requirement for the position is a sweet tooth! But the competition will be fierce. Candy Funhouse is looking to…

Maldives resort searching for a ‘Barefoot Bookseller’—and they’ll put you up in a $36K-per-night villa for a year

Tricia Goss  |  August 4, 2022

If the words “barefoot,” “books” and “Maldives” cause you to conjure images of the dreamiest of getaways, we may have found the perfect job for you. The U.K. company Ultimate Library first created a pop-up bookshop at Soneva Fushi, a…

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12 companies hiring now that help employees pay off student loans

Tricia Goss  |  July 26, 2022

It’s estimated that more than 43 million Americans carry student loan debt with an average monthly payment of $460. That can be a heavy financial burden, but the good news is that help might be available through your employer. According…

Summer jobs for teens

Great summer jobs for teens that are actually enjoyable

Tricia Goss  |  June 15, 2022

Summer jobs for teens can be an excellent way to earn cash during the off-school months for things they want or need, like their first car or college savings. But working over summer break can benefit teens in many other…

An Uber Eats delivery person rides a bike with the company's logo on their backpack.

Seattle passes minimum wage for app-based delivery drivers

Marie Rossiter  |  June 2, 2022

Seattle’s city council recently approved legislation to mandate a minimum wage for workers who deliver food and other items for companies such as DoorDash and UberEats. During a May 31 session, the council voted unanimously in favor of the “Pay…

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Job listings can reveal red flags about the job or employer—here’s what to look for

Anna Weaver  |  May 16, 2022

A basic job posting site will list a title, job description, requirements, salary and benefits for every open position. But if you’ve ever scanned job listings online, you’ve probably noticed the repetition of many similar phrases within the text. Look…

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Airbnb’s jobs page visited 800,000 times after work-from-anywhere news

Tricia Goss  |  May 6, 2022

After two years of working remotely throughout the pandemic, many companies have begun requiring employees to return to the workplace. However, a considerable amount of those workers have expressed unhappiness about the move. According to a recent report from Apollo…

Walmart truck driving on highway

Walmart offering truck drivers up to $110,000 per year

Scripps News  |  April 8, 2022

Walmart is trying to entice truckers by paying them as much as $110,000 during their first year of work. In a statement, Walmart leaders wrote that drivers who already work for the company “can earn even more, based on factors like…

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Target raising hourly wage to $24 for some workers

WXYZ News  |  March 1, 2022

Target is set to raise its hourly wage to $24 an hour. In a press release, the retailer said they plan to implement a new starting wage range from $15 to $24, which will apply to hourly team members working in…

Taco Bell storefront

Taco Bell opened a business school

Kathleen St. John  |  January 31, 2022

Fast food jobs can get a bad rap as a temporary gig, not the start of a possible career path. Taco Bell and its parent company, Yum! Brands, are trying to change that perception with a new program for employees.…

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Costco is opening up to 28 stores this year

Tricia Goss  |  January 15, 2022

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Just 207,000 Americans filed for unemployment in the last week of December

Tricia Goss  |  January 7, 2022

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) reported that approximately 207,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits in the week ending January 1, 2022. Unemployment claims remain near a 52-year low, holding below pre-pandemic levels. About 198,000 people filed for unemployment…

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These states will raise the minimum wage in 2022

Tricia Goss  |  January 4, 2022

The federal minimum wage has not changed since the federal government raised it to $7.25 in 2009. However, states, counties and cities can establish their own minimum wage, and beginning in January 2022, the minimum wage will increase for several…

Taco Bell restaurant sign

Taco Bell is raising its average minimum wage to $15 by 2024 at company-owned restaurants

Tricia Goss  |  December 15, 2021

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