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Need extra cash? Amazon is hiring and you can work from home

Need extra cash? Amazon is hiring and you can work from home

Mike Timmermann December 16, 2016
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If you’re looking to make some extra money, Amazon is hiring for its Virtual Contact Center!

The e-commerce giant needs seasonal customer service associates who will work from home full-time to troubleshoot issues that customers may have, primarily over the phone.

Read more: The 25 best jobs of 2017 all pay over $60,000 a year

Amazon is hiring seasonal workers

According to a job posting that was active March 27, the gig pays $10 an hour and there’s paid training.

Employees will work in a temporary capacity for up to six months, but there may be an opportunity for some workers to find regular employment with the company.

You must also live in one of these states to apply for the position:​

  1. Arizona
  2. Colorado
  3. Connecticut
  4. Illinois
  5. Indiana
  6. Florida
  7. Georgia
  8. Kansas
  9. Kentucky
  10. Maryland
  11. Michigan
  12. Minnesota
  13. Nevada
  14. New Jersey
  15. New York
  16. North Carolina
  17. North Dakota
  18. Ohio
  19. Oregon
  20. Pennsylvania
  21. South Carolina
  22. Tennessee
  23. West Virginia
  24. Wisconsin
  25. Virginia

The ideal, Seasonal work from home Amazonian is internet savvy and has technical aptitude when it comes to online tools and research. You will think outside the box, solve problems, answer questions, and resolve concerns presented by our Amazon customers. Our customers contact us primarily by phone & chat and we hope you can help us deliver customer obsessed results!

Basic qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Fluent English language proficiency required
  • Basic typing, phone, and computer navigation skills
  • Ability to navigate the internet, multiple browsers, email, and Instant Messenger tools
  • 1+ years in a service environment dealing with the public
  • Ability to participate and complete mandatory training (this schedule may be different from your production schedule upon hiring)
  • Ability to complete I-9 work authorization paperwork in person

Computer requirements:

  • 64-bit Operating System
  • 10 mbps download and 5 mbps upload speed or faster from a reliable provider(no satellite or wireless internet)
  • Must be directly connected to router/modem via Ethernet cable
  • If you are using a laptop, it must be connected to an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse
  • Windows 7 (Accepted until December 2019, 8, 8.1, Windows 10, or OSX 10.9, 10.10, 10.11
  • Operating System Auto-Update
  • Windows Defender (If using Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or Windows 10)
  • Anti-Virus application

Although this specific position is only temporary, Amazon has pledged to create 100,000 new full-time, full-benefit jobs in the United States by mid-2018.

Click here to read about other Amazon job opportunities.

Read more: How to earn $20,000 doing small jobs from home

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Michael Timmermann paid off his mortgage in two years. Now, he shares his money-saving tips on his blog, Save on Almost Everything.
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