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Out of work? This week's top 10 job offers.

By Taylor BarnesContributor / August 20, 2009



In the summer of the long recession, US jobless claims climbed up this week despite hopes that it would go the other way.

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Because it's tough to find a job, 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 Brooklyn, N.Y.; Baltimore; Camden, S.C.; Orlando, Fla.; Crandon, Wis.; Boston; Bethel, Ohio; Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; and Omaha, Neb.

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1. Freelance wig maker
Employer: Arizona Broadway Theater
Wages/salary: Not listed.
Details: Produce custom wigs for three-dimensional life-like figures for prominent museum projects. Must be able to fabricate wigs from historical to contemporary eras. (For more information click here.)
Location: Brooklyn, N.Y., (pop. 2,465,326, median family income $36,188) is New York's most populous borough.

2. Marine mammal aide
Employer: Baltimore National Aquarium
Wages/salary: $10 an hour
Details: Prepare daily animal diets and dispense vitamins; degree in biology or zoology required; scuba certification preferred. (For more information click here.)
Location: Baltimore (pop. 651,154, median family income $35,438) was the site of the first American umbrella factory in 1828.

3. Knitting mechanic
Employer: Covidien
Wages/salary: Not listed.
Details: Responsible for maintaining and repairing knitting machines, including conform knit and finish, back winder, and tensor knit; also assist with warper. (For more information click here.)
Location: Camden, S.C., (pop. 6,682, median family income $53,056) is the state's oldest inland city.

4. Disney specialist
Employer: EcoLab
Wages/salary: $35,000 to $45,000 Details: Address the cleaning and sanitation needs of the restaurants, lodgings, and other institutional food services at the theme park. (For more information click here.)
Location: Orlando, Fla., (pop. 185,951, median family income $40,648) is the fourth most popular city to live in, according to a January Pew survey of where Americans would like to reside.

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