Amazon Offers 3,000 Work-From-Home Jobs, but There’s a Big Catch

See who qualifies for the coveted remote jobs.
  • Amazon is hiring 3,000 customer service associates.
  • Employees living within 50 miles of a customer service location can work from home.
  • The new Amazon jobs are part-time and seasonal.

Amazon just keeps on growing, and they keep on hiring. Now, the e-commerce behemoth has announced it will hire 3,000 people to work from home.

The company has posted a job listing for customer service associates, which are part-time, seasonal workers.

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Amazon Work-From-Home Jobs: What You Need to Know

Before you decide to apply to work remotely with Amazon, enlightening customers as to whether that shiny new electronic device is supposed to come with batteries or how they can return Aunt Martha’s holiday gift, there are a few things to consider. Here’s what you should know about the Amazon remote job posting:

  • You have to live within 50 miles of an Amazon customer service site. These sites are located in: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
  • The pay rate for these Amazon jobs is $15 an hour.
  • You will work 20 to 29 hours a week, with more hours as needed. You could work as many as 60 hours a week during peak periods, with time and a half for hours over 40 per week.
  • After 90 days, you’ll be eligible for the company healthcare plan.
  • You’ll need to have reliable internet service and a distraction-free work space.
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If you’re looking for an Amazon career in other fields, the company offers other work-from-home opportunities. Positions such as customer service team manager and bilingual technical support specialists are available, too.

To get an income a boost without overextending yourself, learn how to match your side hustle with how much free time you’ve got.

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