Some good news for those of you who want to work from home…
Thanks to one of our readers, we found out U-Haul is hiring part-time, work-from-home customer service representatives all across the country. (Thanks for the tip, Tasha!)
Even better, you don’t need a college degree OR experience to snag one.
Here’s what you need to know.
These U-Haul Jobs Let You Work From Home
U-Haul lists four work-from-home jobs on its site — and is planning to hire 120 people a week, Jaime Zell, a corporate recruiter for U-Haul, told me.
These are categorized as “moonlighter jobs” with flexible hours, which U-Haul says are ideal for people with other work or familial responsibilities.
The positions pay $8.25 an hour plus bonuses, and include benefits like a supplemental health care plan and 401(k), according to Zell.
For each gig, you’ll need to have a quiet office, headset, high-speed internet and a computer with Windows XP or 7. From-home training is required — and paid.
1. Storage Sales Representative
In this position, you’ll answer questions about and take reservations for storage units.
You must be at least 16 years old, and be in school or have a high school diploma or GED.
You also must enjoy working with people and have basic computer, communications and U.S. geography skills.
2. Hitch Central Agent
The “Hitch Central Team” is a specialized group within the company’s customer contact center.
The role requires you to answer calls and questions and to provide tech support (about hitches) to U-Haul customers around the country.
You don’t need any experience with hitches to apply, but you must be courteous and professional and have strong written and verbal communication skills.
Although this is a work-from-home position, you’ll be expected to complete a three-week training at U-Haul’s corporate headquarters in Phoenix.
3. Customer Service Agent
This role requires you to answer calls and questions from U-Haul customers around the country.
You must be available at least 32 hours per week, but you’re not guaranteed to work that many. At least six months of customer service experience is preferred, as well as open availability.
“The competition for this role is fierce,” U-Haul says. “100% commitment during training is required.”
4. Center Sales Reservation Agents
As a reservation agent, you’ll assist customers with rental inquiries and reservation requests for trucks, trailers, hitches, towing devices, storage and U-Box units.
You must be at least 16 years old and be in school or already have a high school diploma or GED. (If you’re a resident of Quebec, French-language positions are also available.)
There’s a four-week paid training period, though it’s all remote. Hours “vary during slow and busy seasons,” and the position pays $8.25 per hour, plus bonuses.
Like the previous role, U-Haul notes competition for this role is “fierce.”
To see all the work-from-home jobs available with U-Haul, click here.
Your Turn: Will you apply for one of these work-from-home positions? Let us know if you land one!
Susan Shain, senior writer for The Penny Hoarder, is always seeking adventure on a budget. Visit her blog at susanshain.com, or say hi on Twitter @susan_shain.