Job hunting? This week's most intriguing offers.
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That's because the US unemployment rate is now creeping uncomfortably close to double-digits. Since we’d like to see that turn around, Monitor staffers search the job listings looking for interesting places to work. The most intriguing jobs we found this week are in Fort Smith, Ark.; Seattle; Long Island, Kan.; Edinburg, Texas; Clinton, Ill.; and Salt Lake City.
Like bugs? Read on.
1. All-purpose cowboy
Employer: Valley Feeds
Wages/salary: Not listed.
Details: Needed for cow/calf work; horses provided, or can bring own. (For more information click here.)
Location: In Long Island, Kan., (pop. 155, median family income $32,321) the library offers children’s books, periodicals, and cake pan rentals.
2. Fish-hatchery technician
Employer: University of Washington
Wages/salary: $11.13 to $14.32 an hour.
Details: Capture and handle adult salmon; prior fish handling experience desired, preferably a student of aquatic and fishery sciences, oceanography, or similar background; must be able to get wet and be covered with fish slime. (For more information click here.)
Location: Seattle (pop. 565,809, median family income $81,355) and Minneapolis were America’s most literate cities in 2008, according to a survey by Central Connecticut State University.