Target Corp. Reported A 4 percent increase in second-quarter profits

Target is officially raising its minimum wage to $15

Kate Streit  |  June 18, 2020

Target announced that as of July 5, it will permanently raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour for team members at stores throughout the United States. In its announcement on June 17, the big-box retailer announced additional benefits it’s rolling out, including/ a one-time bonus of $200 for the “frontline store and distribution hourly …

Tech company is hiring work-from-home customer service representatives

Tricia Goss  |  June 9, 2020

If you have a knack for helping others solve problems but would rather not work in a call center or retail setting, a virtual customer service job might be ideal. A company called OneSupport Technology Advisors has supported remote employees for two decades and is currently seeking new work-at-home representatives. Virtual Customer Care Representative Positions …

Get paid $20,000 plus free beer to hike the Appalachian Trail

Kate Emswiler  |  June 8, 2020

If these past few months of hunkering down at home and binge-watching every Netflix series available has caused you to go a bit stir-crazy, we’ve found an opportunity that may appeal. Devil’s Backbone Brewery is offering both the perfect antidote to cabin fever and a new job all in one with their hunt for a …

Magic Johnson is loaning $100 million to minority- and women-owned small businesses

Kate Streit  |  May 27, 2020

NBA legend Magic Johnson announced his insurance company will provide $100 million for loans for minority and women business owners who are struggling in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The former Los Angeles Lakers superstar made the announcement during an appearance on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton” on May 17. The funds will be …

States are hiring thousands of contract tracers for up to $30 an hour

Marie Rossiter  |  May 13, 2020

Unemployment is at a historic high in the U.S., but there’s high demand for more workers in one job: contact tracer. To help keep the public safe as businesses reopen and more people venture out, health experts are calling for states to hire more contact tracers, who are more formally known as disease intervention specialists. …

Come up with a new beer flavor and you could land a $40/hour internship with Natty Light

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 8, 2020

While COVID-19 has affected pretty much every part of our lives, it’s even more stressful for anyone looking for an internship or summer job. If you’re currently trying to find employment during the pandemic, Natural Light has a work-from-home opportunity that will not only help you pay your bills, but also sounds pretty fun! The …

Here’s how to file for coronavirus unemployment if you’re self-employed

Tricia Goss  |  April 30, 2020

Typically, if you work for yourself and lose your income, you are out of luck. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every fundamental aspect of our society, and unemployment is undoubtedly one of them. As a result, self-employed Americans now have the chance to receive unemployment benefits. Non-traditional workers are now allowed to apply …

Pizza Hut is hiring 30,000 workers for contactless delivery, carryout and curbside pick-up

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 24, 2020

If you’re out of work right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic or are just wanting some extra cash and some time out of the house, Pizza Hut is looking to fill more than 30,000 open positions nationwide as they implement curbside pick-up and contactless delivery and carryout. Pizza Hut says the positions are permanent …

Kroger is hiring 10,000 workers amid the coronavirus pandemic

John Matarese  |  March 20, 2020

Kroger is making changes in its stores, effective immediately, to help shoppers get the basics they need and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Kroger spokesperson Erin Rolfes said the biggest change shoppers will see is the closing of all personal-service meat and seafood counters, as well as salad bars. “You will see closures of …

Grocery stores are hiring to keep up with demand amid coronavirus outbreak

Kate Streit  |  March 18, 2020

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.Although most businesses are negatively affected by the global coronavirus outbreak, one sector that can scarcely keep …

Walmart is hiring 500 truck drivers

Tricia Goss  |  March 12, 2020

If you have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and experience on the road, you’re in luck. The most recent report released by the American Trucking Associations shows that the trucking industry needs more than 60,000 additional truck drivers to meet the country’s demands for freight services. Walmart is one of the companies in need of …

Reddi-wip is looking for an amateur barista to work just one day for $15,000

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 11, 2020

If you’re not a barista but you love to watch these coffee magicians whip up lattes and cappuccinos like works of art at your local coffee shop, Reddi-wip is looking for you. Now through March 22, Reddi-wip is on the hunt for a special someone to become the brand’s first-ever Everyday Barista. The ideal candidate …

Planters is hiring people to drive its NUTmobile around the U.S.

Kate Streit  |  February 6, 2020

Update: The application window for this opportunity is closed. Those who made the cut will start working in June 2020. Planters is hiring nine people to drive its NUTmobile around the United States and represent the Planters brand through media appearances, interviews and visits in communities. Drivers are known as Peanutters and receive a salary …

You can make money narrating audiobooks

Kate Streit  |  January 30, 2020

Love to read and talk? You may want to consider a calling as a narrator for audiobooks. Thanks to the advent of podcasts and the ability to listen on the go in your car, on the train or while you work out, listening to books as opposed to reading them the old-fashioned way has become …

145th Kentucky Derby

Here’s how you can become the first official Kentucky Derby menu taste tester

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 29, 2020

If you consider yourself a “foodie” and spend a lot of your time thinking about food or perhaps cooking it up yourself, Churchill Downs Racetrack has a contest you’ll want to consider entering. The racetrack is looking for someone to be their first-ever “Official Menu Taste Tester of the 146th Kentucky Derby.” Now through Feb. …

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Oscar Mayer is looking for a college senior to drive the Wienermobile for a year

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 8, 2020

If you’re a soon-to-be college graduate and would rather spend the next year traveling the country than landing a desk job, Oscar Mayer has an opportunity you may not want to pass up. Submissions are now open for the 2020 class of “Hotdoggers,” which, if you’re accepted, will put you behind the wheel of their one-of-a-kind …

You could get paid $5,000 to live in a castle for a week and drink coffee

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 11, 2019

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’ve ever wanted to live like royalty — and let’s be honest, who hasn’t? — Gevalia …

Hilton is hiring 700 work-from-home employees

Kate Streit  |  December 10, 2019

Working from home definitely has its perks. If you’ve ever dreamed of being able to work in your pajamas, now may be your chance. Hilton is hiring 700 work-from-home employees to fill a number of customer service and reservation positions. These jobs are year-round and full-time. The positions come with full benefits, including a 401k, …

Get paid $1,000 to watch 24 Hallmark Christmas movies in 12 days

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 15, 2019

If you love Hallmark Christmas movies — and I mean really love Hallmark Christmas movies — you have a chance to win $1,000 and a prize package this year just by kicking back and watching the channel’s holiday romcoms. CenturyLink is looking for someone willing to watch 24 of Hallmark’s cheesiest Christmas movies in 12 …

Williams-Sonoma is hiring 2,500 work-from-home customer service agents for the holidays

Claire Gillespie  |  October 30, 2019

If it’s your dream to work from the comfort of your own living room, here’s some good news: Williams-Sonoma is on the hunt for remote customer service agents for the holidays. The retail giant owns some of the biggest brands in home furnishings, including Pottery Barn, West Elm and Mark and Graham. Its headquarters are …

80 Boston College Students Fall Ill After Eating At Chipotle Restaurant

Chipotle will now pay 100% of college tuition costs for employees

Brittany Anas  |  October 28, 2019

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.As student loan debt climbs to record-high levels, Chipotle is the latest company to announce a generous …

You’re almost guaranteed a job as a pilot if you complete this new United Airlines program

Kate Streit  |  October 10, 2019

United Airlines has launched a new pilot recruitment program known as Aviate. The program offers structured career pathways for both aspiring and established pilots to work for United. The airline plans to hire more than 10,000 pilots by 2029. If you apply to the program and successfully go through the selection process, United says, you …

Uber is testing a new app that matches temporary workers with job opportunities

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 3, 2019

If you don’t have a full-time job and are looking for temporary work here and there, Uber is hoping to help out with the launch of a brand-new app. Called Uber Works, the app aims to connect workers with businesses looking for some short-term help. Here’s how it works: Businesses will use the app to …

A company will pay you $1,300 to watch 13 Stephen King movies before Halloween

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 19, 2019

If your favorite part about Halloween is watching scary movies (or you just really love Stephen King), there’s a chance you could get paid for your love of spooky stuff this fall. USdish.com, an authorized Dish Network reseller, is looking for someone willing to watch 13 movies based on King’s novels before Halloween and will …

You could get $27,700 if you move to an underpopulated region in Italy

Jennifer Nied  |  September 16, 2019

If you’ve longed to make your “Under the Tuscan Sun” dreams a reality, now just might be the time to quit your job and channel your inner Diane Lane. The mountainous region of Molise in Italy will pay people to relocate to one of its quaint villages. The area is located on Italy’s southeastern coast …

Companies are already hiring seasonal workers for the 2019 holidays

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 13, 2019

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’re already worried about the costs of the upcoming holiday season and being able to afford …

Some nannies now earn over $100K a year—here’s what it takes to get one of those jobs

Kate Streit  |  September 4, 2019

If you’re looking for a lucrative gig and enjoy working with children, you may want to consider becoming a nanny. In certain areas of the country— like New York, Los Angeles and other major metropolitan areas — nannies can earn six-figure salaries. In addition to living in the right place, nannies for wealthy families must often …

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Here’s how you could win $500 and the chance to become an NFL food tester

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 30, 2019

It’s nearly time for all things pumpkin spice, trick-or-treating and, for sports fans, one of the best times of the year — football season. This year, if you love football for more than just the game and are patiently waiting for all the good grub you’ll no doubt encounter tailgating and at parties, sports-betting website …

FILE: Delta Posts Most Profitable Quarter In A Decade

Delta is looking to hire 1,000 flight attendants—here’s how to apply

WXYZ News  |  August 28, 2019

If you’ve wanted to take to the skies for a new career, then we have good news for you. Delta announced on Aug. 26 that it’s hiring flight attendants for the 2020 class, and the company is looking to hire around 1,000 people. To apply, you must have a high school degree or GED, the …

This company will pay one lucky fan $1,000 to watch ‘Friends’

WXYZ News  |  August 23, 2019

Are you a “Friends” superfan? It’s time to put that to the test! The hit show will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. FrontierBundles is commemorating the milestone by rewarding one fan with $1,000 for watching 25 hours of the show. If interested, you will have to watch 25 hours’ worth (roughly 60 episodes) …

Get paid $1,000 to taste bacon for a day with this internship

Mandy Gambrell  |  August 13, 2019

There’s now a job out there that involves sampling bacon — you can get paid to eat it! The job is posted by Farmer Boys, which is a burger chain in California and Nevada that has a farm-to-table philosophy. It’s a one-day internship that earns the lucky participant $1,000. All you have to do is …

This Scottish island wants to hire a sheep warden

Jessica Suss  |  August 1, 2019

Are you sick of your desk job? Do you crave salty sea air, adventure and … sheep? If this job description sounds up your alley, then you should apply to be a sheep warden on the remote Scottish island of North Ronaldsay. Yes, this is a real job. The job seems to be mostly about …

RetailMeNot wants to pay you to go on a $5,000 shopping spree

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 31, 2019

Being able to turn your favorite thing into an actual paying job is a dream come true. Whether it’s writing (me!), being a singer or actress, starting your own business or teaching yoga, the saying “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life” is seriously accurate. If one of your …

You Can Get Paid $10,000 to Travel the Country & Eat BBQ Ribs

Kate Streit  |  June 19, 2019

Traveling the country and chowing down on ribs sounds like a great way to spend your summer. How about getting $10,000 to do it?  Believe it or not, this dream gig exists. Reynolds Wrap is hiring a Chief Grilling Officer, and for two weeks in August 2019, whoever snags this illustrious position will set out …

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Target Doubles Paid Family Leave For Workers And Offers Backup Childcare

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  June 12, 2019

Not only is Target a family-friendly place to shop (especially because of the toy department and the food court) but now, thanks to a new parental leave policy, the retailer is becoming an even better place for parents to work. The company announced that it will double paid family leave benefits for all of its …

Wal-Mart Lowers Earnings Estimate After Weak Second Quarter

High School Students Who Work At Walmart Can Get Free SAT Prep And Help With College Tuition

Kate Streit  |  June 7, 2019

High school students who work at Walmart can now get free SAT and ACT preparation courses. The company will also offer two to three general education college courses through a startup, Guild Education. These additions are part of an expansion of Walmart’s Live Better U program, in which the company subsidizes the cost for employees …

Amazon will pay employees $10K and 3 months salary to start delivery businesses

CNN  |  May 31, 2019

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.Amazon wants its employees to quit their jobs and create their own delivery businesses. But it turns …

McDonald's Same Store Sales Up 7.1 Percent In January

McDonald’s Is Partnering With AARP To Hire 250,000 Older Americans

Augusta Statz  |  April 26, 2019

McDonald’s is looking to bring on more than 250,000 new hires this summer, and it’s not just looking for a bunch of teenagers! In fact, the franchise has partnered with AARP, an organization dedicated to helping adults 50 years of age or older live their best lives, to have older adults fill their open roles. …

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Target Is Raising Its Minimum Wage To $13 An Hour

Tricia Goss  |  April 19, 2019

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.Target is a great place to find seasonal work, and permanent employees have access to benefits and …

Bank Earnings For First Quarter Point To Turbulent Year For Large Banks

Bank of America is raising its minimum wage to $20

Augusta Statz  |  April 9, 2019

Good news for Bank of America employees: The bank announced that it will be incrementally raising its minimum wage to $20. The raise will begin with a hike up to $17 an hour on May 1 and rise all the way up to $20 per hour by the year 2021. The announcement comes as Bank …

This company wants to pay someone to travel the world and taste delicious food

Augusta Statz  |  March 28, 2019

If your favorite part of travel is the food — well, this could be the job for you. UK-based food subscription company Vibrant Vegan Co. is looking to hire someone to travel to different countries and scout out interesting ingredients. The gig pays the equivalent of $66,000 per year with all expenses paid. Before you …

Get Paid $1,000 To Binge-Watch All 20 Marvel Movies

Kate Streit  |  March 22, 2019

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.Binge-watching is generally not considered a super-productive activity. But what if you could get paid to watch …

Disney On Ice Presents Frozen Los Angeles Premiere

A Family Wants To Hire A Nanny Willing To Dress Like Disney Princesses For $53,000 A Year

Helen Lee  |  March 21, 2019

Have you ever wanted to dress up as a Disney princess … for your job? If so, you might be in luck. A family in the U.K. needs a part-time nanny for 5-year-old twins, and the parents see this as an opportunity to model values for their lucky girls. So, they’re hiring a nanny willing …

Companies Are Hiring People To Hunt For White Cadbury Eggs For $60 An Hour

Augusta Statz  |  March 21, 2019

Easter egg hunts aren’t just for kids anymore — not when there’s this kind of money involved. Cadbury Egg has officially launched a hunt for its limited-edition White Chocolate Crème Egg, and you could win about $13,000 for finding the very special version of the classic Easter treat. Just to get this out of the …

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Shopko Is Closing All Remaining Stores By June 2019

Kate Streit  |  March 19, 2019

After filing for bankruptcy and closing 100 stores in January 2019, Shopko has announced that it will close all 120 of its remaining department stores by June 2019. “This is not the outcome that we had hoped for when we started our restructuring efforts,” Russ Steinhorst, chief executive officer of Shopko, said in a statement. …

Costco is raising its minimum wage to $15 per hour

Jenn Fields  |  March 8, 2019

Costco raised starting wages for workers in the U.S. and Canada from $14 to $15 an hour this week. It’s the company’s second wage increase in less than a year amid a hot labor market. The wholesaler made the announcement during a quarterly earnings call on March 7, when Costco also announced it had a …

Germany Debates Effects Of Value Added Tax

Shipt Is Hiring Shoppers And You Can Earn Up To $22 An Hour

Augusta Statz  |  March 7, 2019

At this point, you’re hopefully well aware of the joy that comes from ordering online and having items delivered right to your door. And companies such as Shipt are making this experience possible even when it comes to mundane items like groceries. Plus, a bonus that can come with Shipt is that it’s also a …

How To Earn Extra Cash By Renting Out Your Baby Gear

Kate Streit  |  February 15, 2019

For little people, babies sure require a lot of stuff. There are high chairs, cribs, car seats, and that’s all before they even start to crawl. When your kids outgrow their gear, you may be tempted to let it languish in the garage or to even throw it out in the name of  KonMari-ing your …

Does Your Teen Need A Summer Job? Here Are 9 Companies That Hire Teenagers

Kate Streit  |  April 19, 2018

Getting your first job is a rite of passage for teens to learn about the value of money, hard work and responsibility. Do you have a teenager looking for a job this summer? Here’s what you need to know. As a general rule, kids need to be at least 14 to get most jobs, according …

How to win $25,000 to buy a franchise

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 17, 2018

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.Do you have dreams of some day owning your own business? How about a franchise? If so, …