Looking for a job that lets you work from home? Here are three companies with telecommuting opportunities available right now.
KeyPoint Government Solutions
What they do: Provider of investigative and security services for the federal government and a small group of private sector clients.
Types of positions available: Investigators and help desk associates.
Hours/Pay: Full-time positions, with work generally conducted during business hours. Employees receive a salary plus travel expenses. Company offers comprehensive benefits package.
Requirements: Investigators must have experience with Office of Personnel Management investigations and an active or recent federal security clearance, and must be willing to travel for three to six weeks at a time in order to conduct in-person interviews and records searches. Help desk associates must have three years experience as a field investigator or case reviewer.
Other info: The company also has independent contractor opportunities available.
Next Page: Convergys
Convergys (Stock Quote: CVG)
What they do: Large provider of customer service and human relations solutions.
Types of positions available: Home agents who answer incoming calls and provide customer service help or technical support.
Hours/Pay: Part-time and full-time positions available, involving 16 to 40 hours per week. Hourly wage is determined by specific work performed, and is paid according to hours logged by electronic time-keeping system. Comprehensive benefits package.
Requirements: Must have high school diploma or GED, home office with quiet working environment, PC that meets specified requirements and high-speed internet access.
Other info: More than one member of the same household can work as a Convergys agent, provided they report to different supervisors and each have their own home office area.
Next Page: TeleReach
What they do: Telemarketing and appointment setting.
Types of positions available: Telemarketers and appointment setters; all calls are made to businesses, not homes.
Hours/Pay: Full-time and part-time positions available. All work is done on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pay is performance-based; the company says it is generally from $12 to $25 an hour. Benefits available for full-time employees.
Requirements: Must have six months of cold calling experience, a quiet home office with a PC and high-speed internet access.
Other info: The company says people usually need about three months to become fully trained and get up to speed; therefore, they prefer candidates who want a long-term career, as opposed to a summer job or temporary gig. If a caller's productivity is well below average, the company suspends their assignments and requires them to attend additional training.
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