Amazon to Offer 5,000 Work-From-Home Jobs Over the Next Year

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Remember last January when Amazon announced that it will create 100,000 new jobs in the next 18 months?  These job opportunities range from engineers and software developers to entry-level positions and on the job training.  Well, it doesn’t end there.

According to a Press Release on Business Wire, the e-commerce giant is planning to create 5,000 new part-time roles in their Virtual Customer Service department.

Now on its fifth year, Virtual Customer Service (VCS) is Amazon’s program that allows its employees to work entirely from home as customer service agents.

“There are lots of people who want or need a flexible job—whether they’re a military spouse, a college student, or a parent—and we’re happy to empower these talented people no matter where they happen to live.  We’re finding that roles with Virtual Customer Service are particularly attractive to military spouses who want to continue working and parenting, even if their spouse is deployed or the family is relocated, as often happens with military families. Wounded, injured or ill military veterans and others with mobility challenges are also enjoying these opportunities to work from home with Amazon. Both active duty and retired service men and women support our country and we are happy to support them,” said Tom Weiland, Amazon Vice President for Worldwide Customer Service.

If you’re looking for a home-based job with flexible work hours, these job opportunities from Amazon are something worth looking into.  70% of Amazon part-time employees work more than 20 hours per week and receive benefits like life and disability insurance, dental and vision insurance with premiums and funding towards medical insurance.

On top of that, you will also have an opportunity to pursue your aspirations with the help of Amazon.    As an Amazon employee, you can take advantage of its Career Choice program that pre-pays 95% of tuition and fees to earn certificates and associate degrees, regardless of whether it’s relevant to a career at Amazon or not.

To know more about working for Amazon’s Virtual Career Service, click HERE.