Here’s Who’s Hiring for the Holidays

As the holidays near, the same companies that you’re browsing through to find gifts and supplies are hiring — in the thousands. And maybe even tens or hundreds of thousands.

Just a short time before Halloween, the number of permanent and seasonal positions needing to be filled in advance of the holidays for the companies we researched is around 515,000.

Seasonal jobs can help you recoup costs related to gift giving or traveling, and they may even blossom into a full-time career. But the fact that many of them are, or can become, permanently extends stability into the new year.

If you’re looking for seasonal work, this all translates to good news. To entity workers, many employers are offering $15 starting wages or higher, sign on bonuses, employee discounts and other interesting benefits.

Here’s a look at who’s hiring for the holidays and how to apply.

Amazon: 150,000 Full-Time, Part-Time and Seasonal Jobs

With more than 1.5 million employees, the second largest corporate workforce in the world, you know Amazon will be hiring many seasonal workers — and they definitely are in 2022. The company will hire 150,000 workers in full-time, seasonal and part-time roles .

Amazon will hire for all backgrounds and experience levels, with positions ranging from packing and picking to sorting and shipping. The company says employees can earn, on average, more than $19 per hour based on the position and location. They are also hosting a warehouse hiring day on October 26 at locations across the

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How to Kill Zombie Debt and Get Debt Collectors Off Your Back

Brains. Braaaaaaains.

Sorry, just channeling my inner zombie. If you’re in the mood to chop off something at the head, forget the fictional walkers and consider taking a whack at zombie debt.

Zombie debt is way less thrilling than it sounds but potentially scarier than the undead. It’s the debt — maybe a medical bill or store credit card you never paid — that’s so old you can’t be sued to pay it. But debt collectors buy up the debt and then try to trick or convince you to make a payment on it, which restarts the clock on the debt, allowing them to start hounding you again.

In the United States, approximately 28% — or 64 million people — had debt in collections on their credit report as of August 2021, according to an Urban Institute report. Even at pennies on the dollar, that’s a lot of potential money for zombie debt collectors — aka debt scavengers — to scare out of unsuspecting victims.

And it’s not just that zombie debt is annoying. Negative items, like unpaid debts, must be removed from your credit report after seven years, according to the Fair Credit Reporting Act. If your debt is resurrected, it could be reported to the credit bureau again and wreck your credit score.

So use that ol’ noggin of yours to stop debt collectors in their tracks with these strategies to fight zombie debt — no machetes required.

What Is Zombie Debt?

Zombie debt is a time-barred debt

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