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Being able to work from home is more realistic now than ever, thanks to progressive companies and fast home internet connections. And to many people, being able to work from home (or, as it’s also known by its popular abbreviation, “WFH,” is the dream setup. (No commute, puppy by your side and pajamas, right?)
Xerox, a company known for much more than copiers, currently lists 235 work-from-home opportunities around the United States. Open virtual positions range from customer care assistants to service delivery VPs to data scientists.
Xerox full-time employee benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), educational assistance, paid time off and more. Requirements vary by position. Customer care assistant candidates, for example should have abilities that include fast typing skills (the required words per minute vary), a high school degree/GED and six months of customer service experience.
According a Xerox representative, the company’s work-from-home history dates back to the 1960s when one of the founders needed to work remotely while caring for her bedridden daughter. Today more than 8,000 U.S. employees—or about 11 percent of Xerox’s domestic workforce—works offsite 100 percent of the time.
Note about location: Some of the job listings say they are for a specific state. We spoke with Travis Pierce, director of the Virtual Office Program at Xerox, who clarified that the company uses a “hub and spoke” model. Virtual employees may be required to visit the hub in the state listed for initial and ongoing training or other in-person requirements. The length of those training sessions and frequency of in-person visits required vary by position and regional management.
In other words, if you’re eyeing a virtual position listed in Ohio but live in a neighboring state, it may be worth pursuing the opportunity, then evaluating if you’d be able to commute to the hub on the occasions needed.
To apply, fill out an online application.
Online retailer Amazon is another company that uses many work-from-home employees and includes benefits. Check out the virtual job listing section on this page to see what positions are currently available. Full-time benefits include vacation, a medical plan including dental and vision, 401(k) and an employee stock purchase plan.