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Out of work? This week's most intriguing job offers

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4. Jelly bean quality assurance technician
Employer: Jelly Belly
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Inspect supplies and raw materials to verify quality standards. (For more information click here.)
Location: Fairfield, Calif., (pop. 96,178; median family income $55,503) has its 18th annual Tomato Festival in August, which also includes the Western States Barbeque Championships.

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5. Motorcycle instructor
Employer: Everest University
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Provide students with the technical skill set necessary to diagnose and repair modern motorcycles. (For more information click here.)
Location: Daytona Beach, Fla., (pop. 64,112; median family income $33,514) allows cars to drive on its beach in designated sections.

6. Animal food preparer, bird collection
Employer: San Diego Zoo
Wages/salary: $11.32 an hour
Details: Chop fruits and vegetables; handle insects and fish; wash food pans and bird trays. (For more information click here.)
Location: San Diego, Calif., (pop. 1,223,400; median family income $ 53,060) is the fifth-richest city in the US, according to Forbes magazine.

7. Tanning sales consultant
Employer: E-Z Tan
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Provide tanning education to clients; responsible for suggestively selling products to enhance customer satisfaction and sales goals. (For more information click here.)
Location: Houston’s (pop. 2,242,193; median family income $43,907) metropolitan area had a Gross Area Product greater than the Gross Domestic Product in Poland, Austria, or Saudi Arabia in 2006.

8. Barber supervisor
Employer: Army Medical Command
Wages/salary: $28.13 to $32.82 an hour
Details: Checks completed jobs for quality of workmanship and to ensure each haircut, mustache, and beard meets the established appearance standards. (For more information click here.)
Location: Leavenworth, Kan., (pop. 35,420; median family income $40,681) was the first incorporated city in the state.

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