Looking for a job that lets you work from home? Here are three companies with telecommuting opportunities available right now.
What they do: Provider of Internet research and evaluation services for businesses.
Types of positions available: Researchers.
Hours/Pay: Agents choose their own hours with "competitive" hourly pay. Payments are made via a monthly check sent by mail.
Requirements: Must be at least 18 and pass a two-part qualification exam. Also need a PC with high-speed Internet.
Other info: Agents are employed as independent contractors and must have a federal tax ID number.
Next Page: Startek
What they do: Provider of outsourced business process and customer management services.
Types of positions available: Technical support and customer care agents; they also have supervisor and trainer positions that may offer telecommuting for the right candidate.
Hours/Pay: Hours are flexible; early morning and late night shifts available. Pay varies by position, but call center agents generally make about $9 to $10 an hour.
Requirements: Associate's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have at least one year of technical support experience, and preferably call center experience. Must have quiet home office and PC with Windows and high-speed Internet.
Other info: Bilingual candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
Next Page: Kemper
What they do: Insurance company handling personal, property and casualty coverage.
Types of positions available: Claims representative.
Hours/Pay: Full-time hours, with most work done during business hours, but some evenings may be involved. Pay depends on experience and qualifications.
Requirements: Claim representative experience, plus college degree or equivalent work experience.
Other info: Some overnight travel may be involved. Company car is provided.
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