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A Canadian candy company is offering a very sweet gig. Candy Funhouse, an online retailer of confectionery from chocolate bars to gum and licorice, is hiring $78,000 a year ( C$100,000), working from home as the company’s candy director. “Lead candy board meetings, become taste testers… and all that fun,” said CEO Jamil Hejazi. He notes that he’s amazed at the number of “golden ticket” themed apps and elaborate videos of entire families offering to share duties and salaries. But Hejazi also finds the appeal. “Imagine your best memories around the candy and have it every day at work,” he said. Hejazi said: “My brother Mo, a scissors salesman, founded this company and my mother is employee number 2. Their company is ahead of other highly successful traditional and online competitors. like Mars, Hershey and Amazon with “weird” combinations of products, no minimum orders – “we’ll sell a lollipop” – and a huge push in the media The Hejazi society said that sales in 2021, boosted by the pandemic, are “just under $15 million. I’m not kidding.” five-year-olds – although parental permission may be required. Many parents have videotaped their children filling out applications and posting them online, Hejazi said. for Halloween, its biggest sales period last year. “We have 40% of our shares so far,” said Hejazi. Last week, candy giant Hershey’s reported that it would have trouble meeting Halloween-related demand this year. (That number represents different types of company stock.) “That would be 117 a day,” Hejazi said. “Too much.”

A Canadian candy company is offering a very sweet gig.

Candy Funhouse, an online retailer of confectionery from chocolate bars to marshmallows and licorice, is hiring $78,000 a year (C$100,000) to work from home as its candy director. me.

Missions include: “lead candy board meetings, be a taste tester… and all that fun.”

Several thousand candidates have applied for this position, post on LinkedIn in July, CEO Jamil Hejazi said. He noted that he was surprised by the number of “golden ticket” themed apps and elaborate videos of entire families offering to share duties and salaries.

But Hejazi also finds the appeal. “Imagine your best memories around the candy, and have it every day at work,” he says.

Candy Funhouse, based outside of Toronto, is run by a quartet of siblings aged 20 to 30 who grew up in the area and whose parents owned donut shops and a local restaurant.

“My brother Mo, a candy seller, founded it and my mother is employee number 2,” says Hejazi, adding that he, a younger sister and younger brother later joined the company. company.

The family hopes to differentiate their company from other highly successful online and brick-and-mortar competitors like Mars, Hershey, and Amazon by its “weird” mix of products, no orders. minimal – “we’ll sell a lollipop” – and a strong push on social media.

Sales in 2021, boosted significantly by the pandemic, are “just under $15 million. I’m not kidding,” Hejazi said.

The family retains 90% ownership stake.

The company says the position of candy director is open to young applicants aged 5 and up – although parental permission may be required. Many parents have recorded clips of their children filling out forms and posting them online.

Hejazi said the company has 340,000 followers on Instagram and 3 million on TikTok, including Kardashian.

Right now, the company is gearing up for Halloween, their biggest sale last year. “We have 40% of our shares so far,” said Hejazi. Last week, candy giant Hershey’s reported that it would have a hard time meeting Halloween-related demand this year.

Hejazi also notes that social media reports that the candy director will be asked to eat 3,500 candies a month are incorrect. (That number represents different types of company stock.) “That would be 117 a day,” Hejazi said. “Too much.”

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