Earlier this month, Amazon announced plans to hire 3,000 remote workers in 18 states.
The job listing for customer service associates, posted on March 4th, indicates that the role pays $15 an hour, provides health care coverage after 90 days of employment and offers overtime pay.
Amazon is considering candidates who live in 18 states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
The part-time work-from-home role “generally consists of 20 to 29 hours per week, with the expectations to work up to 60 hours a week if there is a customer need,” and specifies that workers cannot live in a zip code that is within 50 miles of an Amazon customer service site.
“Also they’re paying $15 an hour, which is at the higher end for the types of customer service roles that we typically see,” she tells CNBC Make It.