Following suit with Amazon's announcement that it would be hiring thousands of remote positions, Apple announced that it would be hiring full-time employees to work remotely under the title of "AppleCare at Home Advisor."
So what exactly does this position entail? According to the job description:
"...you'll be the friendly voice of Apple, answering questions about our products and services and providing world-class customer service, troubleshooting, and technical support. We'll rely on you to listen to our customers and use your technical expertise, creativity, and passion to meet their needs — and remind them that behind our great products are amazing people."
"Minimum 2 years professional technical troubleshooting expertise or proven technical ability, Experience supporting customers via phone, e-mail, chat, and/or in person, Passion for customer service and ownership of the customer experience including comprehensive issue resolution."
Full benefits and perks are also part of the package, though we can't guarantee Apple will come and set up a fully-stocked kitchen for you in your own home.
Be prepared to slow way down if you plan to adapt to the local lifestyle when you live in NOLA, which is nevertheless one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States.
“Like most of the cities on our list, New Orleans has seen a surge of co-working spaces open over the past few years,” Realtor.com says.
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Median home listing price: $289,900
Median one-bedroom rent: $860
Minneapolis combines the welcoming feel of a Midwestern town with urban attractions like professional sports franchises, good restaurants, galleries and museums. The Mississippi River waterfront of the city — formerly home to lumber mills, warehouses and flour mills — has been transformed into a trendy section of condos, loft spaces and parks connected by miles of paths for biking and walking.
Median home listing price: $189,900
Median one-bedroom rental price: $639
Cincinnati is a little-known treasure of a city say those who love the Ohio town. Fortune 500 companies keep unemployment rates low, the public schools are good, and the city has many cultural resources.
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7. Knoxville, Tennessee
Median home listing price: $225,000
Median one-bedroom rental price: $673
What is it about Tennessee these days? Tennessee cities are popping up all over the place in lists of best places to live, visit and explore. Movoto’s guide to Knoxville showcases the hyper-local side of town — which is all about University of Tennessee (main campus, Knoxville, of course) sports. You’re on the Tennessee River so, between gigs, freelancers can grab a canoe, jet ski, stand-up paddleboard or kayak and hit the river.
Most people associate Orlando with the sprawling Walt Disney World resort, which is not only the city’s largest employer, with 62,000 people on the payroll, but also is the nation’s largest single-site employer, according to Today.com. According to Today, the Epcot theme park at Disney World also helps the resort save:
More than 30 tons of fruits and vegetables are grown each year at Epcot’s Land Pavilion and used in the resort’s restaurants and cafes.
Turns out, the city is also a great place to be self-employed or telecommuting.
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Median home listing price: $274,300
Median one-bedroom rental price: $867
With more than 5.5 million residents, the metropolitan Atlanta area is growing fast yet the city at the heart of it retains a lot of hometown Southern charm.
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Median home listing price: $166,300
Median one-bedroom rental price: $700
Pittsburgh has numerous old neighborhoods filled with distinctive homes and the bars, restaurants and markets, and the local scene makes you feel you’ve finally arrived someplace real.
3. St. Louis
Median home listing price: $179,900
Median one-bedroom rental price: $684
The Lewis and Clark Expedition to explore the West set off from St. Louis in May 1804. National Geographic tells the story here. For the next century, the city was called “The Gateway to the West” as European explorers and settlers provisioned there and then set out up the Missouri River. Today, for many who work from home, there is no reason at all to move on — the city has everything they need. Above: townhouses on a St. Louis street.
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2. Salt Lake City
Median home listing price: $347,200
Median one-bedroom rental price: $790
If you like to get outdoors, Salt Lake City is for you, with its five national parks and numerous major ski resorts within an easy drive.
1. Las Vegas
Median home listing price: $241,500
Median one-bedroom rental price: $827
Picture Las Vegas, and you probably imagine neon lights, The Strip and Wayne Newton’s casino lounge act. But low unemployment, low taxes and affordable housing make life in Vegas pleasant. What’s more, the city is located amid some of the most scenic country on Earth: Hoover Dam, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park and Death Valley National Park all are within a day’s drive.