Dream Job Alert: Ferrero Is Hiring 60 People to Taste Nutella in Italy

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Looking for an excuse to move to Italy? Ferrero, the company behind the beloved hazelnut spread Nutella, is hiring 60 taste-testers to sample products out of its Alba, Italy headquarters, The Local reports. And if the only relevant experience you have is cleaning out jars of Nutella on your couch at home, don't be discouraged: Ferrero is specifically looking for amateurs.

Soremartec Italia srl, Ferrero's research and development company, recently posted the job ad to Openjobmetis [PDF]. The company is seeking non-professional "sensory judges" to spend two days a week tasting the ingredients that go into its Nutella spreads and Ferrero Rocher truffles, like cocoa and hazelnuts. It wants the opinions of everyday consumers, so candidates lacking knowledge on the science of taste are welcome. The only requirements are that potential hires don't have any allergies and have basic computer skills.

If you're still not confident in your tasting skills, Ferrero will give you some guidance before putting you to work. Starting September 30, the 60 chosen applicants will start a three-month course dedicated to developing their senses of taste and smell and their sensory vocabulary. Only 20 tasters of the original 60 will graduate to one of the official tasting panels.

The work is contract and part-time, but all of it, including the course, is paid. Candidates who move on to the final stage will have the opportunity to stay with Ferrero for the long term, so start planning your new life in Italy now.

[h/t The Local]

Attention Remote Workers: Tulsa Will Pay You $10,000 to Move There

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Work at home and need a change of scenery? Moving to Tulsa could net you some extra cash. A new program called Tulsa Remote is offering $10,000 to remote workers willing to move to Oklahoma’s second-largest city for a year or more.

To be considered, applicants must either be self-employed or work full-time for a business located outside of Tulsa County. Grant recipients will be given $2500 upfront to cover relocation fees. After that, they’ll receive $500 per month, plus $1500 at the end of the year.

In addition to a stipend, remote workers who move to Tulsa will receive discounted rent (to the tune of 33 percent off) and free utilities for the first three months. The offer applies to new, furnished apartments in the Tulsa Arts District. Participants will also be given a membership to a local coworking space (valued at $1800), and invites to various events in the community tailored to remote workers and entrepreneurs.

The program is sponsored by the City of Tulsa and the George Kaiser Family Foundation. Tulsa’s cost of living is low compared to other U.S. cities—the median cost of a home is $157,200—but some would like to bring a little more innovation to the Midwestern city. “We hope that this sparks more tech talent and gets entrepreneur-oriented people to make Tulsa their home and pursue their career further or ultimately start new businesses," Ken Levit, executive director of the George Kaiser Family Foundation, told Forbes. "It could diversify our workforce."

To apply, visit TulsaRemote.com. Applicants may be asked to participate in a video chat, and they’ll have the chance to visit Tulsa before accepting an offer

Not ready to move to Oklahoma? Tulsa isn't the only place looking to attract new residents. Vermont launched a similar program last May to attract remote workers from other states, and New Haven, Connecticut, recently began offering first-time homeowners in the city up to $80,000 in incentives to buy property there.

A Dog-Friendly Restaurant in Texas Will Pay You $100 an Hour to Pet Puppies

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If it’s a publicity stunt, it’s an adorable one. MUTTS Canine Cantina, a dog-friendly restaurant and dog park with locations in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, recently announced they would be taking on a fall intern.

Their job? To pet puppies. Lots and lots of puppies. For $100 an hour.

A representative for MUTTS told Thrillist that the offer is legitimate and that the intern will be expected to work up to four hours a week for eight weeks giving effusive praise and belly rubs to dogs visiting the business. Presumably, candidates will need to be fond of dogs, able to raise their voice a few octaves, and skilled in interrogating the animals in the matter of who exactly is a good boy.


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MUTTS has a fairly streamlined application process: All you need to do is create a post on your Instagram page that makes a case for why you’d be a great “Puptern,” tag the MUTTS Cantina page, and use the hashtag #MUTTSpuptern. Applications will be accepted through November 12, 2018.

Don’t live in or near Dallas? You still might get your chance. MUTTS, which provides canine-friendly seating and dog menu items, is looking to franchise and may soon show up in a city near you.

[h/t Thrillist]

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