Want to telecommute for a living?
You're not alone. A recent survey by Forrester Research (Stock Quote: FORR) found that more than 34 million workers telecommute at least occasionally.
But finding legitimate telecommuting opportunities while avoiding work-at-home scams can be a challenge. MainStreet found four companies who are currently hiring for real telecommuting positions.
What They Do: The company employs people working from their homes across the country to field in-bound customer service, technical support and collections calls for companies of all types and sizes.
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Types of positions available: Customer service, technical support and collections call center representatives. Alpine Access is actively recruiting bilingual (English and Spanish-speaking) employees.
Hours/Pay: 25-30 hours minimum per week. Average hourly rate is $9 per hour. Top performers are often promoted to higher-paying at-home positions such as recruiter, manager, trainer or coach. Employees also have access to group health insurance rates, matching 401(k), flexible scheduling and career advancement opportunities.
Requirements: Must be a dedicated self-starter who can remain motivated while working from home. Previous customer service experience is a plus. Employees must have an analog landline telephone, a corded headset, a PC running Windows XP or Vista and Internet Explorer 6.0 or later, and high-speed internet access.
Other info: All employees must pass a background check and credit check before being hired. There is never a need to visit the office. The entire process, from applying to working is done online.
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