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Published: Nov 08, 2021 3 min read
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Need a job in the next hour? Thanks to a super tight labor market with more openings than seekers, you can probably get one.

UPS touts that applicants could see a job offer just 30 minutes after applying. Walmart, for its part, is hosting hiring events across the country in an attempt to hire thousands of workers ahead of the holidays.

As of the end of August, there were 10.4 million job openings, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is a very different scene from last year, when millions of workers were still out of work from the layoffs that hit with COVID-19, and seasonal work was seen as a lifeline for many.