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The New Economy

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

By Taylor BarnesContributor / August 27, 2009



Our economy is showing tepid signs of perking up. But even as the recession appears to be ending, a growing number of Americans will need of a plain ol' job.

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That’s why 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 Rome, Ga.; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Hawthorne, Calif.; Logan, Utah; Canyonville, Ore.; Stephenville, Texas; and Cambridge, Mass.

Wondering what you’ll do with that doctorate in myrmecology? (Hint: the study of a particular insect that's black, red, or brown.) We’ve got you covered.

1. Twister operator
Employer: Not listed.
Wages/salary: $10 to $11 an hour.
Details: Manufacturer looking for experienced twister operator; must work rotating night shift. (For more information click here.)
Location: Rome, Ga. (pop. 35,176, median family income $46,163) has a bronze status of Romulus and Remus beneath a mother wolf. It was a gift in 1929 from Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.

2. Egg production supervisor
Employer: West Coast egg processing and supplying company
Wages/salary: Not listed.
Details: Supervise plant’s daily activities; experience in egg processing and grading required. (For more information click here.)
Location: Not listed.

3. Pet party consultant
Employer: Pampered Paw Gifts
Wages/salary: Up to 30 percent commission.
Details: Host home pet parties with friends to sell pet treats, toys, and gifts. (For more information click here.)
Location: N/A.

4. Ice cream sales representative
Employer: Velvet Ice Cream Co.
Wages/salary: Not listed.
Details: Locate potential partners and explore new opportunities. (For more information click here.)
Location: Fort Wayne, Ind. (pop. 251,591, median family income $53,977) has won the All America City award three times, this year for its outreach to refugees and improvement of local nature trails.

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