Amazon Careers: These Jobs at Amazon are Going Fast

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Are you looking for a job at Amazon? You’re in luck. FlexJobs says the online retailer just announced it is attempting to fill 1,750 part-time jobs. The best part is these jobs are all remote. The company is looking to fill these positions by October, so they can increase staff for the holidays. So, if you’ve been curious about Amazon careers, now is the time to explore what they have to offer.

Amazon is highly recommended when it comes to remote work. The company is often featured on FlexJobs’ annual list of “100 Top Companies with Remote Jobs” for hiring telecommuters.

How to qualify

If you’re interested in one of these Amazon jobs, you’ll have to meet its list of qualifications. Here’s what they’re looking for and some of the details of the position.

What you’ll be doing

As a remote customer service associate you’ll assist customers with issues such as late packages, damaged items, promotions, returns/refunds. Associates primarily communicate with customers on the phone. Email and chat conversations might also be ways you’ll interact with customers.

What you’ll be paid

You’ll get paid $10.00 an hour throughout four weeks of job training. During training to become a customer service associate, the company requires a minimum of 28 hours per week. Once you successfully complete the job training, your salary will rise to $12.00 per hour.

When you’ll work

Remote customer service associates work roughly 20 to 29 hours per week. Employees typically work in shifts (available shifts are morning, afternoon, and evenings, and sometimes include one or both weekend days).

Opportunities for full-time work

Are you looking for full-time employment? Fortunately, there is a chance for staying long-term for some lucky Amazon customer service workers. Seasonal employees can stay with Amazon for up to 9 months. However, there could be an opportunity for a full-time gig if there is a business need and you meet performance requirements.

Qualifications

If you’re interested in this job, you’ll need a high school diploma or equivalent, and one or more years in a service environment interacting with customers. If you reside outside certain locations, you’re out of luck. It’s also required that candidates live within the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Idaho, Louisiana, New Mexico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, or West Virginia.

What it’s like to work for Amazon

So, what is it like to work for the largest online retailer in the world? According to reviews on Glassdoor, most employees are quite happy. Although some employees describe the environment as Darwinian, others sang Amazon’s praises. The company received 3.8 out of 5 stars on Glassdoor, and 73% of employees would recommend working for the retailer. Roughly 85% recommend CEO Jeff Bezos.

You can read the full job description here.

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