This and 15 More Seasonal Jobs

Laveta Brigham

If you’re looking for a side gig or a seasonal full-time job, you’re in luck — thanks to Halloween and Christmas, many retailers and seasonal businesses are in need of extra employees during the fall and winter months.

UPS is planning to hire an additional 100,000 workers for the holiday season in anticipation of a surge in e-commerce sales due to the pandemic, Forbes reported. In addition, FedEx is reportedly looking to hire 70,000 seasonal workers. And many retailers are hiring more employees to work in their online distribution centers.

Although you might not be able to work these positions full time, the salary for one season can be lucrative enough to warrant the time and effort — and can be especially helpful if you’re one of the millions of Americans who lost their job due to the coronavirus. With all of these gigs, you can easily rack up cash

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30 Amazing Jobs That Didn’t Exist a Decade Ago

Laveta Brigham

More than 55 million Americans have filed for unemployment since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, and even though the number of people filing has been decreasing since it peaked in April, people are still losing their jobs.

If you’re out of work, you might be considering a career change. There are a number of nontraditional jobs you might not even know about because they are so new — many of which you can do from home.

These jobs have cropped up over the past decade thanks to the founding of now-popular companies that didn’t even exist 10 years ago, like Bird scooters (founded in 2017), Instagram (launched in 2010) and Lyft (launched in 2012). See the new roles companies are hiring for.

Last updated: Sept. 17, 2020

Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistants perform the typical duties and services of an assistant, except instead of going into the office every day,

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The jobs thunderstorm storm is breaking

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Ever since the prime minister sent the economy into an unprecedented lockdown in March, storm clouds have been gathering over the jobs market. Now that storm is beginning to break.

As ever, those looking for signs of the Covid crisis in the headline figures from the Office for National Statistics will be disappointed, even though the official unemployment rate crept higher to 4.1pc in the quarter to July.

The ONS data are a lagging indicator showing the last three months of the full furlough. Its narrow definition of unemployment – to be out of work and actively seeking it – has moreover been artificially dampened by the schemes to support both employees and the self-employment.

The bad news is getting closer to the surface, however. Even while Chancellor Rishi Sunak was paying a full 80pc of the wages of millions of workers, the 48,000 jump in redundancies was the

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Amazon creates 7,000 UK jobs as virus fuels online demand

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Amazon will create 7,000 permanent jobs in the UK by the end of the year, the US e-commerce giant announced Thursday as the coronavirus pandemic fuels online shopping while hurting bricks-and-mortar businesses.

Following Amazon’s announcement, coffee chain Costa said it planned to axe 1,650 roles in Britain.

While several British retailers and eateries have together axed thousands of jobs following the country’s virus lockdown, others including supermarket giant Tesco are creating lots of jobs to cope with booming online demand.

Amazon said it will add “7,000 permanent roles by the end of 2020 across more than 50 sites, including corporate offices and two new fulfilment centres”.

Its total permanent UK workforce will number more than 40,000, up by a third in just one year as the pandemic triggers a surge in online shopping.

Stefano Perego, Amazon’s vice president of European customer fulfilment, said his company is “employing thousands of talented

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Amazon to create 7,000 new UK jobs by year end

Laveta Brigham

E-commerce giant Amazon (AMZN) has announced plans to create 7,000 new permanent jobs in the UK by the end of 2020.

The online giant plans to hire 3,000 new staff across three new fulfilment centres in Darlington, Durham and Sutton-in-Ashfield, as well as hiring extra staff across its existing delivery network. Amazon will also create new jobs in departments ranging from engineering to HR at its corporate offices in the UK.

Business Secretary Alok Sharma hailed the announcement as a “hugely encouraging” boost for job seekers.

“This is not only great news for those looking for a new job, but also a clear vote of confidence in the UK economy as we build back better from the pandemic,” Sharma said in a quote provided by Amazon.

Amazon has already hired 3,000 new staff across its UK fulfilment and delivery network so far this year, meaning the company is set to

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under-25s fear Covid jobs squeeze

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His bank balance was in the red, but Eóin Forker was determined to make it in the music industry. It was the summer of 2019, and Forker, who is 22 and from Armagh, secured an internship with a small record label. For £1,300 a month, he worked 30-40 hours a week meeting artists, running errands and attending studio sessions, all while living in London, one of the most expensive cities in the world.

“I have no degree behind me,” Forker says, explaining his decision to take a job that paid so little, “so I thought, I would rather take this chance and get something better out of it.” Because he didn’t have the deposit for a house-share, Forker stayed in backpacker hostels, which afforded him no privacy. His youthful ebullience began to coarsen into something more jaded. “I would

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UK workers switch careers in ‘toughest jobs market in a generation’

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Unemployment is expected to keep edging higher with some firms still not even able to reopen. Photo: Dinendra Haria/SOPA Images/Sipa USA
Unemployment is expected to keep edging higher with some firms still not even able to reopen. Photo: Dinendra Haria/SOPA Images/Sipa USA

When Manchester restaurant 20 Stories advertised for a receptionist last month, managers were shocked to receive 963 applications in a single day.

The incident starkly illustrates one of the many ways employment in modern Britain has been transformed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Many firms had been struggling to fill vacancies before COVID-19 struck, with employment hovering around record highs. But the recession triggered by the virus and subsequent lockdown has wreaked havoc in the labour market.

The headlines have been dominated by lay-offs. Recruitment remains well below pre-virus levels in many sectors, despite a slight recent uptick and employment in a handful of growth industries booming like never before.

READ MORE: Recruiter Hays sees ‘modest’ improvement in jobs market

The crisis has forced workers to adjust to enormous changes

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Bed Bath Cuts 2,800 Jobs In Reshuffle To Boost Online Sales

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Bed Bath & Beyond said it will cut its workforce by 2,800 employees to generate $150 million in cost savings as the retailer focuses on online sales growth.

BBBY) said the move is part of a broader cost restructuring plan, which also includes planned store closures, and targets annualized savings of between $250 and $350 million, excluding one-time costs. The retailer added that the changes will help fund a number of growth initiatives to improve the shopping experience in store and online, building on the recent introduction of Buy-Online-Pickup-In-Store (BOPIS) and curbside pickup services.” data-reactid=”13″Bed Bath (BBBY) said the move is part of a broader cost restructuring plan, which also includes planned store closures, and targets annualized savings of between $250 and $350 million, excluding one-time costs. The retailer added that the changes will help fund a number of growth initiatives to improve the shopping experience

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Tesco’s 16,000 jobs drive to reward lockdown temps

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Tesco will create 16,000 new permanent jobs after lockdown led to “exceptional growth” in its online business.

The new posts will include 10,000 staff to pick customer orders from shelves and 3,000 delivery drivers.

The recruitment drive reflects the shift to online shopping, which was accelerated by lockdown.

Tesco said it expected many of the roles to go to staff who joined them on a temporary basis at the start of the pandemic.

Supermarkets scrambled to meet a surge in demand for online deliveries while the UK was in lockdown.

Tesco said online customer numbers had risen from around 600,000 at the start of the pandemic, to nearly 1.5 million.

Before the pandemic, around 9% of Tesco’s sales were online. Now, online sales amount to 16% of sales, and are expected to be worth over £5.5bn this year, the company said.

Online grocery orders now make up 16% of Tesco’s

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The 50 Lowest-Paying Jobs in America

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Few things are more difficult than getting by on a paycheck that’s just not large enough. Some of America’s hardest-working people are trapped in low-wage jobs and don’t end up seeing a lot of financial return. When you’re earning at or just above the minimum wage, you might find yourself needing to supplement your full-time job with one or two part-time jobs just to make ends meet.

difficult jobs are still among those with the lowest compensation.” data-reactid=”18″As such, it’s important to take a closer look at what sort of work the economy places the least value on. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, GOBankingRates compiled a list of 50 professions that pay the lowest wages. In some cases, America’s worst-paying jobs are low-skill, entry-level positions that are easy to fill. In other cases, you might be shocked to discover that hard workers in very difficult

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