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Job hunting? This week's most intriguing openings.

By / July 16, 2009



Job seekers rejoice. Not only did fewer people file for unemployment benefits last week, intriguing jobs keep popping up.

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Each week Monitor staffers comb the job listings in search of interesting places to work. The most intriguing jobs we found this week are in Atlanta; Boston; New York City; Cambridge, Mass.; Fredericksburg, Va.; Los Angeles; Westbrook, Maine; and San Diego, Calif.

Want to make a career out of Halloween? Read on.

1. E-mail manager
Employer: Teavana
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Develop new email strategies and techniques. Maximize click-through rates, deliverability, appearance, and sales. (For more information click here.)
Location: Atlanta (pop. 519,145; median family income $51,835) built in 2005 the world’s largest aquarium, which has more than 8 million gallons of water.

2. Pastry assistant
Employer: L'Espalier
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Work with French restaurant’s team; set new standards for hospitality. (For more information click here.)
Location: Boston (pop. 600,980; median family income $54,463) has 51 institutions of higher education in its metropolitan area.

3. Assistant handbag designer
Employer: Juicy Couture
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Create product boards, research fashion on the Web, recommend and develop new designs. (For more information click here.)
Location: New York City (pop. 8,246,310; median family income $52,913), fearing that tourism and the city’s appeal to businesses were evaporating, created its “I love NY” logo with the iconic heart 32 years ago.

4. Sample sewer
Employer: Volt Workforce Solutions
Wages/salary: $9 an hour
Details: Use sewing machines to make costumes for Halloween accessories manufacturer. (For more information click here.)
Location: San Diego, Calif. (pop. 1,223,400; median family income $53,060) enjoys an average of 201 days per year above 70 degrees.

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