Work at Home Ideas this Holiday Season

With the holidays are just around the corner many companies are looking to hire a seasonal workforce. Each year it seems that decorations get put up earlier too, but what does that mean for seasonal remote jobs? Many companies need to hire more workers this season to help take calls, help with shipping and give gift recommendations. Before the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals roll around, its a good idea to think of a seasonal remote job that will help you make that extra money to buy the gifts you maybe giving out this holiday season.

Cozy up to that fireplace, these four well-known companies are hiring seasonal work at home employees this holiday season:

  • 1-800-FLOWERS

This is a well-known online retailer that specializes in floral arrangements. They also operate several online specialty retailers that sells chocolate boxes, fruit bouquets, gift baskets, and more. Applying for a work at home position with 1-800-Flowers is relatively simple. After applying online they’ll make sure your computer meets technical requirements computer through a simple test. After the technical test is completed, you’ll then be required to go through a virtual interview process. What is nice about this process is that you are able to record your answers to the interview questions at your best convenience. This process in itself does not make you wait for a recruiter to call you or being all nervous having to deal with phone interviews being.

Positions are open only to people living in the 48 contiguous states in the United States. Positions start out as part-time, but positions will become full-time closer to Christmas.

  • Amazon

The world’s largest online retailer looking to hire work at home customer service reps this holiday season. This time of year Amazon receives large amounts of orders. Events like Cyber Monday, only adds to the influx of orders for gifts. Full-time or part-time job opportunities are available. The requirements are that you have dedicated area that is quiet from ambient noise and also a dedicated landline (No wireless phone or Skype allowed). Another requirement is having prior customer service experience and being able to navigate through the internet and being able to communicate through email.

Pay starts at $10 per hour, but there more opportunities to earn bonuses.

  • Groupon

Known for its daily deals, Groupon is looking to hire seasonal employees. The position is a work at home customer service rep. You’ll be tasked to help customers via email or on the phone. Much of the work will be helping answer general questions a customer may have about their accounts or helping them with a specific Groupon offer. Having prior call center experience, again is an added advantage, but having used Groupon before will be another added advantage.

Customer service reps will need to take calls between 8:00am and 7:00pm daily. However, with these type of hours there is quite a bit of schedule flexibility.

Note: This is a part-time opportunity (20-30 hours each week) that is seasonal until mid-January. Hiring opportunities maybe limited to residents of certain cities or states.

  • Nordstrom

A well-known specialty retailer, Nordstrom is looking to hire seasonal customer service reps. The job entails that you interact with customers over the phone, giving them recommendations and answering questions they may have about certain style or to their orders. Pretty much, you help them with their online shopping experience. Having prior call center experience is advantage, but having knowledge in fashion is another.

Customer service hours are seven days a week from 6:00am to 10:00pm. This job gives you lets of schedule flexibility. An added perk for working for Nordstroms is you’ll get discounts on products they sell!

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