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Employers are turning to signing bonuses to try and lure in new workers

McDonald's offers $500 signing bonus

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Businesses need workers, and some firms are shelling out some extra cash to make that happen. That means that job seekers could get at least an extra $500 just for accepting a position.

Julia Pollak, a labor economist at job search site ZipRecruiter, found that the number of positions offering signing bonuses has skyrocketed in recent months. According to a chart she shared on Twitter, about 20% of positions in May offered a signing bonus, and just below 20% posted in June also came with extra cash. That compares to March, when just 2% of positions details ⇒

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