Yes, it’s only the beginning of October, but it’s time for retailers to start preparing for the season of unbridled commerce. This year, retailers are finding that the labor market is more tight, and they need to plan ahead and maybe even offer extras to entice the best seasonal workers. [More]
As you may have noticed, we don’t do much updating on weekends. It’s not because we don’t want to. Maybe you could help us correct this lapse in coverage. We’re currently looking for a freelance writer to cover weekends on Consumerist to keep the good stuff flowing seven days a week. [More]
Did you put yourself through music school by working at a seafood restaurant? Well now you can put both your piano skills and your clam-shucking chops to good use at the same time. [More]
UPDATE: The application period for this position is now closed. [More]
As part of its plan to increase its workforce while helping military personnel transition to civilian work, Starbucks is announcing today that, over the next five years, it intends to hire at least 10,000 armed forces veterans and spouses of active-duty servicemembers. [More]
We’ve already received a lot of applications for our new editorial position based in Washington, D.C., but we want to make sure we hear from as many qualified candidates as possible, so here’s a final reminder to get your resume in before we begin the vetting process. [More]
A short while back, we mentioned that Consumerist was looking for a freelance writer based in the Washington, D.C., area. We’ve subsequently put some more thought into that position and realized it should be a full-time staff job (one that is not subject to federal sequesters and furloughs). So if you’re based in or around D.C. and want to be an integral part of the Consumerist team, get your CVs ready! [More]
If you’ve got experience as a social media professional, this might be your lucky day, as our pals at Consumer Reports are currently hiring for a Social Media Manager. [More]
Our more respectable siblings over at Consumer Reports have an opening for a passionate electronics industry expert, and since we know there are more than a few of you out there reading Consumerist, we figured it was worth bringing to your attention. [More]
UPDATE: The application period is now closed. Thank you for the wonderful responses! We’re going through the applications now!
One would think that in these tough economic times, placing a help-wanted ad in the paper or online would be sufficient for netting employers a pile of resumes. But the Transportation Safety Administration has decided to target a very specific demographic in the Washington, D.C., area — pizza eaters.
From Casino Royale: Vesper Lynd: “Am I going to have a problem with you, Mr. Bond?”
James Bond: “No, don’t worry, you’re not my type.”
Vesper Lynd: “Smart?”
James Bond: “Single.”