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 are the core of this organization and with a goal of more than doubling our …

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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 of one cat and one dog to be “Chief Toy Inspectors” and participate in PetSmart …

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 associates. “We expect these raises will bring our U.S. average hourly wage to more than …

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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 that individual’s skills and enthusiasm without reducing headcount. Now there’s a new workforce trend that’s …

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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 the winning candidate to soar into the sky as a flight attendant aboard one of …

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

Scripps National Desk  |  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 be hiring in the new year. The industries include manufacturing, logistics and e-commerce. Vicki Salemi, …

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

Newsy  |  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 rising inflation, many households can’t wait four years (or more) to start earning more money. …

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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 increase between 4% and 6% in 2022, compared with 15.1% during the 2021 season. However, some retailers …

More employers adding student loan payments as a job benefit

Scripps National Desk  |  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 get a better interest rate. But once that is done, the loan is privatized and …

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Employers are reporting that workers are quitting due to boredom

Scripps National Desk  |  October 20, 2022

People are quitting their jobs at levels the U.S. hasn’t seen in 30 years. A lot of businesses are now worried about burning people out. Experts say in an effort to ease the load, some jobs have become so dull that it’s driving people to quit. It’s called bore-out. One recent survey found boredom at …

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 found the ideal job for you. An influencer marketing platform, Ubiquitous, which calls itself a …

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Amazon plans to hire 150K holiday employees

Scripps National Desk  |  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 new Amazon worker is $18 per hour, the company says. “Those who choose to stay …

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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 for countless jobs and receiving little to no response. For some of those postings, the …

Target plans to hire 100K seasonal workers for the holidays

Scripps National Desk  |  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 well, Reuters reported. “From offering more stable and flexible schedules that help provide desired hours …

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

Scripps National Desk  |  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 CDL drivers. “We have made our hiring process as simple and easy as possible,” said …

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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 market and schools closing have resulted in substantial challenges for Army recruiters. The pandemic decreased …

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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 looking for someone willing to become an NFL Stadium Food Tester. This person will travel …

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

Scripps National Desk  |  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 opposition from restaurant owners who argued in June that it would make owning a fast-food …

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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 pay rates on job listings in California. The governor, a Democrat, has until Sept. 30 …

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 on Sept. 26, Kellogg’s is looking for five people willing to share how they enjoy …

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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 sample them all and get a cool grand for doing so. Finance Buzz is hiring …

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 hire the world’s first (and probably only) Chief Candy Officer. This full-time position has a …

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 luxury island hideaway on one of the largest islands in the Maldives, in 2018. The …

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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 to a 2019 survey report from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, 92% of U.S. …

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 ways, too. “They learn valuable soft skills like showing up on time, demonstrating a really …

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 Up” bill, which requires these delivery companies to pay their employees at least $17.27 per …

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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 carefully, because you may miss some wording or content in a job listing that should …

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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 Technical, an information technology and engineering agency, 72% of employees prefer a hybrid remote-office model, …

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Verizon Raising Minimum Wage To $20 An Hour For U.S. Employees

Newsy  |  April 20, 2022

About Newsy: Newsy is the nation’s only free 24/7 national news network. You can find Newsy using your TV’s digital antenna or stream for free. See all the ways you can watch Newsy here: https://bit.ly/3pg9eur Verizon announced April 18 in a statement that the company is raising the minimum wage for all U.S. employees. The largest wireless company announced …

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

Scripps National Desk  |  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 tenure and location.” The starting range would begin at $95,000, which is still a jump …

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Walmart plans to hire 50,000 new employees by the end of April

Newsy  |  March 17, 2022

About Newsy: Newsy is the nation’s only free 24/7 national news network. You can find Newsy using your TV’s digital antenna or stream for free. See all the ways you can watch Newsy here: https://bit.ly/3pg9eur Walmart on March 16 announced plans to hire about 50,000 more employees nationwide by the end of April. The majority of those workers …

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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 Target stores, supply chain facilities and headquarters locations. The company added that the exact hourly …

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. In January, the company announced the Yum! Center for Global Franchise Excellence, a partnership with …

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Costco is opening up to 28 stores this year

Tricia Goss  |  January 15, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.If you don’t have a Costco close to home and feel like you’re missing out on the …

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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 insurance benefits in the previous week, a low not seen since October 1969. The number …

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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 states and regions across the nation. Workers in 20 states received a raise on Jan, …

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Get paid $500 to watch and rate all the Spider-Man movies

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 28, 2021

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Calling all Spider-Man fans! If the web-slinging superhero tops your list of favorite movie stars, there’s a …

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

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.The U.S. is in the throes of the Great Resignation, leading businesses of all kinds to look …

T-Mobile storefront

T-Mobile is raising its minimum wage to $20 an hour

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 14, 2021

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.T-Mobile has announced their employees are getting a pay bump, moving their minimum pay for all employees …

Restaurant owner who takes staff on vacation has hired easily during labor shortage

Tricia Goss  |  December 11, 2021

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.While many businesses are struggling to hire and keep new employees, others have established practices to maintain …

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City asks retirees, stay-at-home parents, students to work during labor shortage

Tricia Goss  |  November 22, 2021

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Businesses in Folsom, California, lamented about a lack of workers to local Chamber of Commerce. So Sarah …

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Macy’s raises minimum wage to $15 an hour as labor shortage continues

Kathleen St. John  |  November 10, 2021

Macy’s department stores announced a new minimum wage and other employee perks on Nov. 8 in an effort to attract workers during the ongoing labor shortage. The company’s new starting wage will be $15 an hour. New benefits include a “debt-free education program” and one additional flexible paid holiday, Macy’s announced in a press release. …

Actor Betty White in 2010

You could get paid $1,000 to celebrate Betty White’s 100th birthday

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 4, 2021

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.The iconic Betty White is turning 100 next year, and in honor of the milestone, you have …

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You could get paid $1,000 to watch iconic ’90s rom-coms

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 4, 2021

If you’ve ever felt a twinge of guilt about your laziness when a streaming app asks if you’re still watching, take note: there’s a new opportunity that could allow you to earn money for your binge-watching habits. Jewelry website Shane Co. is looking to pay someone $1,000 to binge iconic ’90s romantic comedies.  The perfect …

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This company will pay you $1,031 to face your irrational fears

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 2, 2021

Do you have a fear that you consider irrational and you wish you didn’t have it? Fear, as an emotion, is a normal part of life, protecting humans from potentially dangerous situations. Some fears are rational, unless they’re taken to extremes. Other fears, like the fear of spiders, dolls and clowns (while creepy), are less …

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Starbucks is raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour

Marie Rossiter  |  October 28, 2021

Starbucks announced it will meet its goal to raise its pay rates for its U.S. employees to at least $15 an hour starting in 2022. In an Oct. 27 letter to employees, the Seattle-based coffee giant said the minimum wage increase in its U.S stores is part of a multi-level plan for Starbucks to continue …

Costco wholesale storefront with sign

Costco is raising its minimum wage to $17 an hour

Tricia Goss  |  October 27, 2021

For the second time in 2021, Costco has increased starting wages for its employees. During the first week of March, the retailer raised its minimum wage from $15 — its starting wage since 2019 — to $16. This time around, the minimum hourly rate for workers at the membership-only chain will go up to $17. …

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A man applied to 60 entry-level jobs and got just 1 interview

Tricia Goss  |  October 25, 2021

After continually hearing about businesses trying to fill positions only to find themselves high and dry amidst a reported worker shortage, a Florida YouTuber named Joey Holz decided to perform an experiment. Holz, who is currently employed, applied for two jobs per day throughout September. “I chose the jobs I applied for by finding Facebook …

Get paid about $7,000 to binge watch ‘The Simpsons’

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 18, 2021

If you’re a fan of “The Simpsons,” you have an opportunity to get paid for your love for the long-running animated show. Die-hard fans are likely well aware of the theory that the show, which is now in its 33rd season, has predicted some major world events, like Donald Trump’s presidency, the winner of the …

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers Restaurant Exterior, Logo

Amid labor shortage, Raising Cane’s is asking corporate staff to work in restaurants

Tricia Goss  |  October 7, 2021

Raising Cane’s has come up with a creative approach to keeping its restaurants running during the ongoing labor shortage. The fast food chain, which has more than 500 locations and employs 40,000 workers nationwide, believes the solution starts at the top. Beginning this week, 50% of the chain’s corporate team will begin assisting short-staffed restaurants. …