Amazon Plans to Hire 5,000 Employees to Work from Home
Amazon announced plans to create more than 5,000 new part-time roles that allow employees to work from home.
The jobs will be a part of the Virtual Customer Service.
It is a program in the company’s award-winning customer service organization that offers employees the flexibility to work from home as a customer service agent.
Virtually-located employees who work 20 hours per week or more receive benefits, including the company’s innovative Career Choice program that pre-pays 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether those skills are relevant to jobs at Amazon.
These new Virtual Customer Service jobs are part of Amazon’s plans to hire more than 30,000 part-time roles over the next year, on top of more than 100,000 full-time, full-benefit jobs the company is creating in the U.S. over the next 18 months.
“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,” said Tom Weiland, Amazon Vice President for Worldwide Customer Service.