One major retailer recently announced 7,000 fully remote jobs ahead of the holiday season — with a minimum starting wage of $15.
Williams-Sonoma — owner of Pottery Barn, West Elm and its flagship brand stores — is looking to fill 7,000 seasonal jobs to serve customers from home between now and the end of November.
Customer service agents will be trained to answer calls, assist customers with placing orders, facilitate returns, locate products, and schedule deliveries.
Other job duties include addressing customer questions and concerns, providing product information and checking inventory.
What you’ll need to get one of these work from home jobs
Williams-Sonoma is seeking candidates with a high school diploma and one to two years experience in customer service.
Although these functions are quite remote, they are not available everywhere. You must live in one of the following 12 states to apply: Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia or Utah.
Interested in applying for one of these work-from-home jobs? Check the job application on the Williams-Sonoma application website.
You’ll need an updated phone and computer or laptop running Windows 8.1, Windows 10, macOS 10.15 or later. You will also need antivirus software, a webcam, and a wired USB headset with a microphone.
These remote locations do not allow you to use WiFi for security reasons, so you will need an Ethernet cable connected to your modem/router or a USB to Ethernet adapter.
Strong communication skills are essential for these roles, and are useful if you have experience working in a performance-based or metrics-based job.
Finally, there are three weeks of paid in-house training, and attendance is 100% required.
Benefits include bonuses and paid training
On October 7, Williams-Sonoma became the latest retailer to offer a $15 minimum wage. According to a company press release, the new pay increase takes effect immediately and applies to workers in all areas of the company, including customer care centers, supply chain and store employees.
Williams-Sonoma offers other benefits to its seasonal employees, including:
- Monthly performance bonuses of up to $500.
- $300 bonus for perfect attendance during the holidays.
- over time.
- Paid home training.
- 40% off most products across the Williams-Sonoma brand.
According to the job posting, candidates have the opportunity to transition to full-time employee status (and receive health care benefits) after 90 days of employment.
The job description does not specify the number of hours you will work per week.
Rachel Christian is a senior writer for The Penny Hoarder.