Amazon Is Hiring 5,000 Part-Time Customer Service Reps To Work From Home


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It looks like Amazon is moving closer to its goal to hire 100,000 new employees by mid-2018. The company announced Thursday that it is looking to hire 30,000 new part-time employees, including 5,000 work-from-home employees.

If you like the idea of working for your favorite place to shop online—from the comfort of your home—listen up! Amazon is looking to fill part-time customer service rep positions and you may want to toss your hat in the ring.

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You’ll need to complete a 15-hour training and then you will be able to create your own schedule.

Hours will generally be available on weekdays between 2:30 p.m. and midnight Pacific Standard Time and on weekends between 7 a.m. and midnight Pacific Standard Time according to the job posting. Pay is $10 per hour.

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While on the job, you’ll be answering phone calls and using provided materials to help customers. Your goal is to provide the best customer service and overall shopping experience as possible.

You can expect to work anywhere from one to 40 hours per week, with hours being given on a first-come, first-served basis. Part-time employees who work at least 20 hours per week are eligible for benefits as well as Amazon’s “Career Choice” program, which pays up to 95 percent of tuition for coursework in “high-demand” fields.

If you’re interested in applying for the job, head over to the Amazon job portal to see if you meet the basic requirements. You must have at least a high school diploma and customer service experience is a bonus but not a must!

They’re looking for folks who can work nights and weekends, and in order to be considered, you must live in one of these states: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin or Virginia.

Do you fit the description? Apply to work for Amazon today.

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