Companies That Hire Part-Time Workers

Updated October 2009

By Molly Hallman, Payscale.com

parttime jobCan you imagine how simple your life would be if you never had to drive to work? If you have the self-discipline to work from home, the right opportunity could help you get back those commute hours and gain some extra time each day to do whatever you want. If you're wondering where you can find such a job in a waning economy, here are seven companies hiring for work from home right now.


1. Alpine Access

Website: www.alpineaccess.com

Job Title: Customer care professional

This forward thinking company plans to hire 1200 new employees in the first three months of 2009, with starting salaries ranging from $8-14 per hour. "We look for people who are self-motivated, self-reliant problem solvers who have a strong work ethic," says Remi Killeen, Recruitment Manager at Alpine Access. Besides offering the flexibility to work from home, Alpine Access, a virtual call center, provides healthcare benefits, 401K, flexible work schedules and opportunities to grow. Each worker is an actual company employee with regular work hours and assignments.



2. HireMyMom.com

Website: www.hiremymom.com

Job Titles: Virtual assistant, professional blogger

HireMyMom.com is a web-based job service designed especially for professional working mothers. Founder and President, Lesley Spencer Pyle, says the two most popular positions HireMyMom.com fills are professional blogger and virtual assistant. Bloggers write about their employer's company, products, or services, often in response to user inquiries or industry discussion. They use specific "keywords" in their responses to get favorable web search engine rankings. A virtual assistant is a professional office administrative assistant who works from home.


3. Sylvan Online

Website: www.sylvan.com

Job Title: On-line certified teacher

Do you have experience teaching but aren't interested in managing an entire classroom? Sylvan Online may work for you. It's a web-based tutoring service that seeks certified teachers to tutor various subjects and levels. Job requirements include a current teaching certificate, a Windows-based PC and high speed internet access. Sylvan offers paid training on-line and opportunities range from 8 to 29 hours per week.


4. National Shopping Service

Website: www.nationalshoppingservice.com

Job Title: Mystery shopper/researcher

Do you love to shop? Do you like to share your opinion? You can make money doing both. A mystery shopper earns perks or a paycheck for helping companies learn about their products and customer service. Paycheck amounts range from "$5.00 to $25.00 for a fifteen to sixty minute engagement," says Matt Wozniak, President & CEO of National Shopping Service. "The vast majority of mystery shoppers do not mystery shop for a living, although we have had a few earning over $40,000 a year. It's a great way to pick up a free pizza on your way to get the kids from soccer or get some free gasoline."


5. oDesk

Website: www.oDesk.com

Job Title: Various professionals

If you have experience in software development, web design, language translation and other computer-based careers, your skills may be in demand for work at home. Recently featured on Good Morning America, oDesk lets job seekers apply for contract jobs, large and small. Job seekers search jobs listings which include the job requirements, pay and estimated time commitments. "Our business has three components -- hire, manage and pay," says Gary Swart, CEO of oDesk. Plus, you don't have to submit invoices for your contract work, which saves time.


6. Working Solutions

Website: www.workingsolutions.com

Job Titles: Transcriptionist, customer service representative

Are you a speedy and accurate typist? You might be interested in a contract position as a transcriptionist, someone who types down information from a recording, live reading or conversation. Established in 1996, Working Solutions hires independent contract agents for various transcription and customer service assignments. You can earn up to $30 an hour if you have the right skill-set and experience.


7. Language Lab

Website: www.languagelab.com

Job Titles: Teacher, actor, customer service representative

The best way to learn a language is to go someplace where you can practice with native speakers. "English Town" is such a place, minus the expensive travel and time away from work. Using a computer and internet connection, at-home students visit a virtual city where teachers help them learn English as a second language. Language Lab is looking for English teachers to participate in this fun teaching environment. Shiv Rajendran, Director of Operations at Languagelab.com says, "Teachers need to be native English speakers, Celta or Delta certified with five years of teaching experience." Celta and Delta certifications are not college degrees, but post-high school certifications. The company also plans to hire actors and part-time customer service reps.

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I have been working from home for 12 years and love it! Contrary to popular believe, there really are thousands of free, no scam, no mlm work from home, telecommuting jobs out there. The key is knowing where to find them and following two important rules.

First, never pay for a job, they should pay you plain and simple. Second, if it sounds too good to be true, it is. Now, where do you find the jobs? There is a wonderful no scam, no fee online job database called the "Legitimate Online JobDirectory" at http://www.LegitimateOnlineJobDirectory.com. I do freelance work for many of the companies listed there.

Another place to find good work from home jobs is flexjobs.com as mentioned above. You can also search the major job sites like Careerbuilder, Simply Hired and Indeed. Just be sure to follow the rules above.

I hope this helps!

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October 11 2011 at 5:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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ok you people are crazy. i love how a job post became a discussion on illegal immigrants. Unless all you people are native americans, YOU GUYS ARE ALLLLLLLLL IMMIGRANTS. YOUR GREAT GREAT GREAT ANCESTORS CAME HERE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD AND THEY WERE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. ITS FUNNY HOW HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF. WHEN YOUR ANCESTORS CAME HERE THERE WHERE NOT WELCOMED AND NOW OTHER PEOPLE ARE COMING HERE TO MAKE A BETTER LIVING FOR THERE FAMILIES AND ESCAPE DANGER AND AS "AMERICANS" WERE NOT WELCOMING THEM....YOU SIMPLE MINDED PEOPLE NEED TO OPEN A HISTORY BOOK AND AN ANTHROPOLOGY BOOK AND START READING...I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS IS 2010 MIGHT AS WELL BE 1800.

April 04 2010 at 11:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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December 30 2009 at 10:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gtemp

Where do you people get your info? Illegal emigrants DO NOT get Social Security...NO WAY, NO HOW... They pay into it but unless they are citizens they are never able to collect. You need to get your BULL S**T straight. Most of the emigrants that I've met get the jobs they have because they have a stronger work ethic than many of our own people who think that if they can't make $50 an hour for sitting on their butt, they just wont work at all. As far as welfare goes, you need to take a trip to the welfare office and see who is ACTUALLY receiving most of the benefits, (most will be white). You can lay around and spew out all kinds out meaningless hate-speak to justify your own incompetence or you can get off your butt and go to work somewhere until something better comes along. Thanks, former contractor, current Wal Mart greeter.

December 30 2009 at 2:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lin

I read these comments and feel that I just viewed a part of the population that has allowed stress, anger, and yes, prejudice, to keep their communications from reflecting their true worth. I have only worked 2 weeks in 2009, have not been able to find a job and have many responsibilities that are not being met. However, after working 45 years, I know that I have value, a wonderful work ethic, much experience and education. Therefore, I will not allow the financial and moral crisis of my country to beat me down. Everyone deserves a job but they should be given only jobs that they are legally able to take. I am not happy about the immigration issue and am not happy about the number of times that I call a creditor, tradesman or technician and cannot understand what they are saying because they cannot speak English, much less give instructions or negotiations that they are supposedly experienced at providing. Companies have sent our jobs overseas and given them away within our borders. The companies have had their way for more than a decade and, in the rush for the money, have undermined our entire society. The only way this country will get back on it's feet is if we spend, spend, spend. What are we to spend if we cannot work? When is Washington going to be able to marry intelligence with the greed of the money people? The need to understand that once the middle class fall, the rich will have to take care of the poor and thus their greed will meet the drain. It is not a surprise to me that radicalization is happened in our homeland. Those who evolve from America into radicals are reacting to they life they have led here. They have experienced the one sidedness of the American caste system and the prejudice that is a part of ending personal freedom. Our freedom is ending due to persecution of the poor and disenfranchised. Yes, we provide food stamps and inferior health care to the poor but they are limited by the health care since many doctors will not see these patients (this includes Medicare patients as well) and even though we give food stamps and allow them to be used while doing your shopping, do you realize they cannot buy soap, toothpaste or prepared foods? Therefore, we subsidize the dentists and keep mothers in the kitchen because they cannot use prepared foods other than hot dogs or fresh fruit which may or may not be able to be properly stored because these people may be homeless and refrigerators weigh a lot to carry around from corner to alley. I think this country just needs a lot of common sense but people seem to be unwilling or unable to make use of that God given faculty. Sorry, even I have to vent at times. By the way, I am not on welfare and do have get food stamps and still am not able to see a doctor because my Medicare does not kick in for a few more months. Big deal! Who will see a new patient with Medicare?

December 29 2009 at 11:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
KAH

Sorry JEN. AVON is not worth it today. I tried it this year again, as
I sold it years ago. I spent more than I made. Actually, I MADE
NOTHING!! No one has the money to buy it.
Now Avon charges you for EVERYTHING. Books, samples, your WEBSITE.
They name it and you have to pay for it. It is NOT WORTH IT. Which is
sad, because I really like Avon and enjoyed doing it. Maybe if/when
our economy gets better..LOL

December 29 2009 at 10:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
KAH

WOW. I wanted to read about these so called jobs and learned more with the posts. What a bunch of illiterates. Go back to school and learn how to spell and form a sentence properly. Then go out and get yourself a job that immigrants won't be standing in line for due to lack of knowledge. You most likely speak how you write. If you were talking face to face with me, I'd want to smack you upside your head. I imagine you say AKS instead of ASK!! GRRRRRRRRRRR......... PET PEEVE...
You are all an insult to educated Americans, who have a hard time finding employment.
Are you STUCK ON STUPID????

December 29 2009 at 10:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jojodr65

Without a government that listens to its constituents, ignores the thousands who march to its capitol in protest of the God given rights of its people under the Constitution... We the people, have been hijacked. Rome lasted centuries longer; and as long as we refuse to march on D.C. and take our country back... the Benevolent Gov`t will pat us on the head and keep moving us further and further away from our rights.

December 29 2009 at 9:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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