Over the past few months, our country has seen people quitting their jobs for better opportunities in mass groups. This change of power in the job scene is better known as “The Great Resignation,” where employers are losing their members at alarming rates, and companies must act quickly to find skilled laborers that fit the job description.
While it may sound like bad news for the job industry, the time has never been better for hard-working, skilled laborers. There’s a wide range of job opportunities available across the FMWF area with varying qualifications, backgrounds and experience requirements. Here are some of the many unique job opportunities and job search platforms that caught our eye when searching job boards.
Are you always playing DJ with your friends in the car or at any social gatherings? If you love being in control of the vibe and have a wide-ranging taste in music, then becoming a wedding DJ and MC might just be your part-time dream job. Harmon Entertainment is actively seeking out wedding DJs that they can count on for controlling the mood and raising the roof. While their primary focus is weddings, they also assist with corporate events, birthdays, anniversary parties, school dances, Quinceaneras and more. The job’s payout per session ranges anywhere from $600 up to $1000 per day, which makes it more than worth bringing the party!
Have you ever wanted to learn more about body piercings, or even learn how to do them? There has been no better time than now to apply yourself and learn something new. Almost Famous Body Piercing is now offering a Front Desk Clerk position complete with body piercer training! The position engages the employee in nearly every setting of the business, ranging from sales and inventory to customer service and store cleanliness. Furthermore, the job listing describes it as “for someone that is ready to begin body piercing right away.” No experience is required beforehand, as they’ll help you become an industry professional in no time!
Become A Greenhouse Assistant
Ever wanted to work outside and get paid for it? Baker Garden and Gift is now accepting applications for the 2022 season! As greenhouse assistants, employees get the opportunity to work in a serene environment in their greenhouse and garden center. According to Operations Manager Rachel Sailer, Baker Garden and Gift is looking “for candidates that are passionate about teaching others through plants and are eager to continue learning the never-ending knowledge of horticulture.” Whether you’re wishing to get outside yourself and stay active throughout the day, or you’re job searching for your child’s upcoming summer job, this opportunity is perfect for people looking to get outside and work as a team!
Retail Store Reviewer
Do you love wandering around retail stores? Manhattan Strategy Group (MSG) is seeking attentive employees to perform retail store “reviews” that measure food inventory, take pictures and assess the store’s conditions. If any of this sounds intimidating, rest assured that MSG requires initial online training on how to properly perform store inspections. Not only do they offer $110 to $220 a day; it also gets employees out of the house and checking out different retail stores across the area!
Calling all dog lovers! If you love all breeds and sizes of dogs, now’s your chance to join a fun and fast-paced environment with others in the world of dog cleaning at Rover’s Playhouse! While a minimum of six months of previous dog bathing experience is required, the opportunity is excellent for any pet lovers that want to brush up on their dog duties and care for other pets. The best part, however, is that qualifying employees can bring their dogs to work on approved days!
Plasma Donation Assistance
Did you know that nearly anyone can become a phlebotomist or medical screener in the plasma field? Currently, Biolife Plasma Services is in search of applicants for a handful of positions, including Phlebotomist, Medical Screener, Plasma Center Technician, Donor Intake Nurse and more. Most positions start at $15 per hour with room for growth within the company over time. Biolife offers a fast-paced environment that relies on a positive attitude, the ability to efficiently work in a team and an eagerness to learn the ropes of plasma donation!
Become A Personal Shopper
Imagine going shopping, but instead of spending money, you’re earning it. As a personal shopper for big box and grocery stores including Sam’s Club, Hornbacher’s and Cash Wise, you can roam the stores and get paid for it. The demand for online ordering groceries has spiked since the pandemic in the spring of 2020. Essentially, the job consists of navigating the store, gathering the requested items and preparing the order in a timely fashion for when the customer arrives. The position is perfect for someone who’s motivated to get tasks done efficiently and help brighten someone’s day by helping them out!
Join The Cookie Crew
Become an Insomniac by joining the Cookie Crew at Insomnia Cookies! They’re currently looking for outgoing and ambitious people that have some past customer service experience. With flexible part-time schedules, provided training and a delicious-smelling work environment, the opportunity for some extra funds might be too hard to turn down. Plus, who could say no to free cookies with every shift?
Get Creative With Dessert Decorating
Donut decorating has never sounded so fun (and delicious). Sandy’s Donuts is looking for candidates with one year or more of dessert decorating experience for a full-time or part-time position. Not only is Sandy’s looking for someone to assist with their current popular pastries (Big Sandy’s, Cookie Monsters, puppy and kitty donuts); they’re looking for someone who can confidently bring new and exciting ideas to the table.
Sam’s Club and Hornbacher’s are both currently hiring cake decorators. They’re looking for friendly and artistic employees, with recommended past dessert decorating experience. The positions start anywhere between $14 and $18 an hour with plenty of benefits and incentives that go alongside your cake decorating dreams. Sam’s Club is even offering a $150 bonus incentive for those that are vaccinated against COVID-19. Dessert decorating may not be the first job that comes to mind when searching for employment, but it might just be the most fun.