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Amazon Hiring Home-Based Workers
By Christine Durst & Michael Haaren
March 1, 2012
Amazon has joined the ranks of American Express, UnitedHealth Group,
The Hartford and many other major companies in hiring employees to work
from home. Here are just a few of the Amazon job leads we’ve
recently seen in our research and posted to our job board:
Recruiting Coordinator: As Amazon expands its staff of home-based
customer service representatives, it needs recruiting coordinators to
assist. According to the lead (which, like many others we publish, we
found at www.Indeed.com),
“Amazon's Virtual Customer Contact Center is growing, and we're
adding another Recruiting Coordinator to our team….
“The successful candidate will be responsible for process
improvement and acting as a recruiting systems subject matter
expert. S/he will also own high volume sourcing, interviewing,
and hiring work from home customer service and tech support Associates
and Leads, among other roles, in multiple states. S/he will also
assist hiring managers through the internal job posting and promotion
In this case, applicants may reside in any of the following states:
Delaware, Kansas, Kentucky, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington
or West Virginia.
Customer Service Associates (“Greater Seattle, Washington,
area”): Amazon’s hiring of home-based customer service
associates is part of a growing trend known as homeshoring – call
center agents working from home in the US rather than from an office in
India, the Philippines, etc. In this lead, Amazon noted,
“These positions will be supporting our Virtual Contact Center.
There are no sales and no schemes, and you can work from home in your
pajamas (really, we don’t mind!) solving customer issues via
phone, email, and chat. We provide extensive paid training and
ongoing daily support to make sure you’re successful.
“This is a regular, permanent position with competitive base pay,
a performance-based quarterly bonus, great benefits, stock, time off,
an employee discount, and dedicated resources to support your ongoing
growth and development.” The pay rate is $12.10 per hour,
“with the opportunity to earn a quarterly cash
For more on jobs at Amazon, click here, and visit Indeed.com., as well as our job board at RatRaceRebellion.com.
ADDITIONAL HOMESHORING OPENINGS
If you’re interested in home-based customer service work, just a
few of the 80-plus companies that hire work-at-home agents include
Alpine Access, Support.com, Convergys, 1-800-FLOWERS and Arise.com.
As you weigh the openings, keep in mind that some companies hire
employees and others independent contractors. For tax reasons, some
companies that hire independent contractors charge for training and
equipment, though they may also pay a higher hourly rate. Companies who
hire employees may or may not offer benefits.
Christine Durst and Michael Haaren are leaders in the work-at-home
movement and advocates of de-rat-raced living. Their latest book
is Work at Home Now,
a guide to finding home-based jobs. They offer additional guidance on
finding home-based work at www.RatRaceRebellion.com. To read features
by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators
Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.
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