These 6 companies need people to work from home — and the perks are killer

Who's ready to hear about another round of work-from-home jobs available right now?

Pull out your resume because I've got six new opportunities to share with you today.

6 Companies Filling Work-From-Home Jobs Right Now

Be sure to read the descriptions closely, since most of them are only accepting applicants from specific geographic areas.

1. Part-Time Customer Service Associate at Williams Sonoma

One of the best things about working in retail is access to deep product discounts.

A neat perk of working (from home!) for this retailer is the "huge discount" employees get on all kinds of cool kitchenware and home furnishings to trick out your pad.

Responsibilities include:

  • Processing orders and offering customer specials over the phone
  • Addressing customer concerns about products and delivery
  • Issuing credits or replacements to customers for damaged or defective merchandise
  • Offering cross-selling opportunities to customers

You must be a resident of Nevada to apply.

Applicants for this position must also have:

  • Basic technical skills and the ability to troubleshoot basic issues with software and computer programs
  • A distraction-free environment with an ergonomically correct workstation
  • A computer with Windows 7, Windows 8, or Macintosh OS X (10.7), or Linux Kernel version 2.6 or newer and higher operating system
  • Corded telephone or cell phone with unlimited minutes, wired headset, a functioning mouse and keyboard, and 17" or larger computer monitor
  • High-speed internet connection
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Good problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Three years of customer service experience

You'll be eligible for these benefits:

  • 40% discount on most merchandise
  • Paid employee referral program
  • Paid onsite training
  • Reward programs and contests

Pay: $11 per hour

Apply here for a Customer Service Associate job at Williams Sonoma.

2. Customer Support Jobs at Colony Brands

A big shout out to Lisa Mills over at Work At Home Mom Revolution for pointing out the open customer service jobs at this catalog and e-commerce company.

Weekday first, second and third shifts are available at SC Contact Centers, a division of Colony Brands.

Rayna Clark, Home Agent Manager at SC Contact Centers, told me the company plans to fill "approximately 400 positions available starting this summer and hiring through the fall."

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Taking and processing customer orders via telephone
  • Answering and addressing customer concerns and questions
  • Staying up-to-date on company offerings and procedures
  • Upholding safety standards

You must be a resident of Wisconsin, Missouri or Iowa to apply.

Applicants for this position must also have:

  • A PC and USB headset
  • High-speed internet connection
  • Ability to attend online training Monday through Friday for first two weeks of employment on either first or second shift
  • Intermediate computer skills and a strong technical aptitude with computers
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Distraction-free environment with an ergonomically correct workstation

You'll be eligible for these benefits:

  • Up to 40% off company merchandise
  • Paid training
  • Attendance incentives
  • Bonus pay program
  • Flexible schedules
  • Monthly performance bonuses

Pay: Clark says the starting wage is $10.80 per hour plus add-on sales commission.

Apply here for a Customer Support Jobs at Colony Brands.

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3. Customer Relations Associate at Pier 1 Imports

There are full-time and part-time work-from-home positions available with this popular wicker-loving retailer. FYI, part-time schedules may change week to week and will include weekends.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting customers with product orders and dealing with any issues that arise during the ordering process
  • Identifying trends and opportunities to improve the customer experience
  • Identifying cross-sell and upsell opportunities

You must be a resident of Tarrant, Parker, Wise, Ellis, Denton Johnson, Hood or Dallas counties in Texas to apply.

Applicants for this position must also have:

  • The ability to work from the Corporate Office for the first 90 days of employment
  • Weekend, holiday, and night time availability
  • The ability to attend mandatory training dates: June 19 – July 7, from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m.
  • The availability to attend occasional meetings, coaching and training sessions at the corporate office
  • Experience with PCs and word processing programs
  • Previous customer service and/or sales experience
  • A distraction-free workspace
  • High-speed internet
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

You'll be eligible for the following benefits:

  • 25% discount on merchandise
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Opportunities for growth and development

Pay: The company describes the pay as "competitive."

Apply here for a Customer Relations Associate job at Pier 1 Imports.

4. Reservation Agent at Alaska Airlines

Work-from-home employees for this company don't need to live in Alaska, but they do need to live in Idaho to be eligible to apply for this full-time job.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting customer with travel requests on the telephone
  • Answering customer questions about traveling on Alaska Air or one of its travel partners
  • Making new reservations and changing existing reservations
  • Assisting customers with navigating Alaska Air's website

You must be a resident of Boise, Idaho to apply.

Applicants for this position must also have:

  • Availability to work early mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends, holidays and overtime.
  • Ability to attend training at the Boise call center
  • High-speed, hard-wired internet connection and dedicated phone line
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • A demonstrated ability to use computers and related technology
  • Strong customer service, interpersonal and communication skills

Applicants must not have used any nicotine products within the last six months.

You'll be eligible for the following benefits:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Employee travel
  • Paid time off

Pay: $12.14 per hour

Apply here to be a Reservation Agent at Alaska Airlines.

5. Customer Care Specialist at The Mark Travel Corporation

Disney isn't the only company hiring in Florida. This Orlando-based travel booking company is also looking for work-from-home customer care specialists.

According to the job description, "As a Customer Care Specialist you book and service vacations on Southwest Vacations, United Vacations, and all Mark Travel Corporation brands including Funjet Vacations!"

Candidates local to the Orlando area preferred.

Applicants for this position must also have:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • High-speed internet and landline
  • A private workspace
  • Availability to work one Saturday or Sunday shift of 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. every other weekend

You'll be eligible for these benefits:

  • Discounts on personal travel
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid training
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) contribution opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Company-provided computer, monitor, headset and phone

Pay: The company describes the pay as "competitive."

Apply here to be a Customer Care Specialist at The Mark Travel Corporation.

6. Customer Service Representative at DISH Network

If you want to be "the face and voice of DISH to [its] nearly 14 million customers," now's your chance (and check out the perk that comes with the job).

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Resolving customer issues with payments, billing, product features and sales
  • Preventing future callbacks through amazing customer service
  • Promoting DISH's product line and services

You must be a resident of El Paso, Texas to apply.

Applicants for this position must also have:

  • Availability to work onsite for four weeks of training
  • Flexible availability, including weekends, holidays and evenings
  • Ability to sit for long periods
  • Regular and predictable attendance
  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent experience
  • Excellent organization, time management and problem solving skills
  • Experience using Windows operating system and internet search engines
  • High-speed internet
  • Dedicated workspace

You'll be eligible for the following benefits:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) with company-matched funds
  • Free DISH programming
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Additional pay for language and shift differentials

Pay: $10.00 per hour plus bonus potential

Apply here to be a Customer Service Representative at DISH Network.

Don't forget to keep an eye on our Facebook jobs page; we post our favorite work-from-home jobs there all the time.

Lisa McGreevy is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She likes bringing readers new work-from-home opportunities so look her up on Twitter (@lisah) if you've got a hot lead to share.

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