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Amazon Hiring Home-Based Workers


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, "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 process."

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, Wash., 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 U.S. 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 bonus."

For more on jobs at Amazon, see and, as well as our job board at


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,, Convergys, 1-800-FLOWERS and

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 To read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at



26 Comments | Post Comment
i need a home based job.
Comment: #1
Posted by: prasanna
Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:37 PM
i need a homebased job. anything to do with secretarial/typist
Comment: #2
Posted by: Mmajipi
Wed Feb 6, 2013 6:46 AM
I am looking for a home based business where I can do some data entry, receptionist or typing. Please contact me if you have anything along those lines.
Comment: #3
Posted by: laportia perkins
Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:38 PM
I have a three year old daughter and some health problems that interfere with the type of work available in my area. If anyone has any ideas on a work from home position, I would love to hear about it. I have 15 plus years of retail customer experience, above average computer skills, and am highly motivated to excel and prove myself capable.
Comment: #4
Posted by: Katina Hardwick
Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:47 AM
I do not understand how many of the work at home companies select which states they want will hirer there work at home staff. Example I live in the NJ and Amazon most times offer the work at home positions to people who life in DE,PA and NY which I am 30 minutes from the both DE and PA and I am 2 hours from NY can someone explain this to me?
Comment: #5
Posted by: Jackie M. Morris
Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:21 PM
i want to work this site
Comment: #6
Posted by: arvind
Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:14 AM
I need a home based job with good salary
Comment: #7
Posted by: sana jan
Sun May 12, 2013 5:19 AM
Comment: #8
Fri Jun 7, 2013 4:10 PM
I am looking for a home based ph Job I have & + year Experience in PHP ,

I have every good experience in API(Amaozon,eBya,Bur)Product API Inventory API, Price Updation API etc..

Shipping API, Fedex, USPS. UPS eac..

Comment: #9
Posted by: Gaya
Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:05 AM
I have been looking for a home based job, for a while now, and have had no luck
I would like to do something in the card writing area writing poems for greeting cards.
or with in their marketing base.

Thank you Shirley
Comment: #10
Posted by: Shirley Beck
Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:58 AM
I have 0ver 25 years experience in Customer Service. I have worked 8 years in a call center from home. I'M looking to work from home in customer service I'M computer literate ready to go to work now.

Thank You;
Posted by: Rose Fleury
Tuesday, 7/9/2013
Comment: #11
Posted by: Rose M Fleury
Tue Jul 9, 2013 7:50 PM
I need work from home part time job.Actually i had a experience in manualtesting in healthcare domine.
can u please give the offer to do work and offer any other jobs do from home.
Comment: #12
Posted by: supraja
Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:25 PM
I am on disability looking for a part time job, if I need a home- based phone will the company pay for it?
I have worked retail for many years and know how to use a computer. what would be the best option
for me?
Comment: #13
Posted by: bev Frier
Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:59 PM
I was wondering if you had any work from home oppertunities in the state of Texas.
Comment: #14
Posted by: Jay Peel
Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:28 AM
i need a home based job in data entry of form fillings or any other home based job with good payments.if so plse provide me the information
Comment: #15
Posted by: ramya r
Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:30 PM
sir, I am searching for home based job without any investment. That too from only Amazon. Because I trust in Amazon only. Can you help me and please give me the procedures to follow.
Comment: #16
Posted by: shanthi
Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:00 AM
Would love to find work at home. I have experience in mortgage lending processing to funding loans. Worked in a call center for several years, have over 25 years of customer service experience.
Comment: #17
Posted by: Debbie Wulliman
Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:43 AM
Comment: #18
Posted by: RAHUL
Thu May 8, 2014 10:39 PM
I am 56 years old and would LOVE to have a home-based job. I have a technologically "up-to-date" home office with a new HP Pavilion 20. I am a Paralegal and have extensive experience in client service, problem solving and phone intake. PLEASE HELP ME!! I need to find a job. Thanks to all of you who read this.
Julie - Raleigh, NC
Comment: #19
Posted by: Julie Kelley
Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:15 AM
Gail Jenkins 112 South Spencer Street * Duncan,SC 29334
864-336-0109 864-431-7529

Summary: Result-driven leader who maintains a productive
environment. Creative, enthusiastic learner eager
to meet challenges. Resourceful individual who
exceeds at building trusting relationships.
Optimistic go-getter, who is organized and committed
to professionalism.

Employment History:

Amazon Fulfillment Center 402 John Dodd Rd
Spartanburg, SC
Ambassador November 3, 2013 to Present
* Recommended improvements in products, packaging,
shipping, service, and billing methods and
procedures in order to prevent future problems.
* Trained and managed 20 Warehouse Associates and
achieved significant improvements in their
* Presented information, using a variety of
instructional techniques and formats such as
role playing, simulations, team exercises, group
discussions, videos and lectures.

WIS International 1 Chick Rd Greenville, SC
Inventory Specialist February 12, 2010 to November 3,
* Counted material, equipment, merchandise and
supplies in stock.
* Posted totals to inventory records, manually and
using computer.
* Trained and managed 6 Inventory Associates and
achieved significant improvements in their

Cracker Barrel 34 Woodruff Rd Greenville, SC
Retail Shift Leader June 24, 2002 to March 10, 2010
* Set up advertising displays and arranged
merchandise on counters and tables to promote
* Trained and managed 25 Retail Associates and
achieved significant improvements in their
* Answered customers' questions concerning
location, price and use of merchandise.

Carolina House 108 Fording Island Rd Bluffton SC
Activity Director May 5,1997 to June 24, 2002
* Directed setup of remote facilities and
installed and canceled programs at remote
* Trained and managed 10 Resident Assistant and
achieved significant improvements in their
* Executed daily operations of the Activities

Education and Training:

ResCare Academy Spartanburg, SC
Project Management Fundamentals July 30, 2012

ResCare Academy Spartanburg, SC
Office 2010 New Core Features July 4, 2012

ResCare Academy Spartanburg,SC
Talent Management July 3, 2012

SALI University Chapel Hill, NC
Activity Directors October 16-17, 2000

Penn Foster Career School Scranton, PA
Master Art Diploma March 10, 1998

Community: I have home schooled my three children since August
18, 2009 to present.

Awards: *Additional Training/Activities/Honors * Employee of
the month 2004 2006 * Guest Relation Employee of the
year 2008 to 20010

References: Available upon request
Comment: #20
Posted by: Willetta Gail Jenkins
Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:07 PM
Im a hard worker very self motivated. I would love to work for amazon. Does amazon have job opportunities for no experience and work from home opportunities? I am a fast learner and would be very devoted to my work.
Comment: #21
Posted by: tina stewart
Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:35 PM
my self fousiya i am 24 years old . i am a mother of one year old baby so i cant go for work , so please let me know if there any chance of home based jobs ......... thanking you fousi...................
Comment: #22
Posted by: fousiya
Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:12 AM
I am trying to cini field. so i cant go to work at office. I am looking for home based job. Please let me know if have there any chance of home based job....Thanks in Advance
Comment: #23
Posted by: sahul hameed
Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:33 AM
Hello. My name is marites looking for an online job i have an internet connction 24/7. please email me at anytime. data encodiing, typing, and other jobs like pay playing games online or anything that suits me. Thank you and God bless more power to you!
Comment: #24
Posted by: Marites
Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:51 AM
Hello. My name is marites looking for an online job i have an internet connection 24/7. please email me at anytime. data encoding, typing, and other jobs like pay playing games online or anything that suits me. Thank you and God bless more power to you!
Comment: #24
Posted by: Marites
Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:51 AM
Comment: #25
Posted by: Marites
Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:54 AM
I have been looking for ways to make money from home but everything I looked at cost a lot of cash upfront and never see any results. If anybody have a better work from home please let me know. Thank you

Comment: #26
Posted by: james limed
Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:52 AM
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