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

Need extra cash? Amazon is hiring and you can work from home
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Update: As of April 26, the job posting is no longer available. 

If you’re looking for a job, you should know that Amazon is hiring for its virtual customer service center!

The e-commerce giant needs part-time customer service associates who will work from home to troubleshoot issues that customers may have through phone, chat, and email.

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Amazon is hiring for remote positions

According to a job posting that was active as of April 18, the gig pays $12 an hour after paid training.

Being able to work a flexible schedule is a requirement for this position. The average employee works 20 to 29 hours a week, with opportunities to work more during peak periods.

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. Nevada
  13. New Jersey
  14. New York
  15. North Carolina
  16. North Dakota
  17. Ohio
  18. Oregon
  19. Pennsylvania
  20. South Carolina
  21. Tennessee
  22. Virginia
  23. West Virginia
  24. Wisconsin

Basic qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Fluent English language proficiency required; both in written and verbal communication
  • Ability to multitask while navigating the internet, multiple browsers, email, and instant messaging tools
  • Ability to participate and complete mandatory training (this schedule may be different from your production schedule upon hiring but will not exceed 20-29 hours per week)
  • Ability to complete I-9 work authorization paperwork in person

Computer requirements:

  • 1+ years in a service environment dealing with the public
  • Typing speed of 45 WPM, phone, and computer navigation skills for programs such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, and social networking sites
  • The ability to relentlessly advocate for customers. Always protecting confidentially and their data.
  • Display effective communication skills and composure under pressure.
  • Trust our customers and use good judgement to solve problems.
  • Anticipate customer needs and treat their time and attention as sacred.
  • Deliver personalized, peculiar experiences that customers love.

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, 8.1, 10 or Mac OSX 10.9 through 10.12
  • Operating System Auto-Update
  • Windows Defender (If using Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or Windows 10)

If you want to learn more about this job opportunity, click here to apply. And check out Amazon’s jobs page for a list of other remote opportunities, full-time and part-time.

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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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