This Company is Filling Work-From-Home Jobs for Tax Season in 21 States
Hold onto your receipts and pay stubs, folks -- tax season is rapidly approaching.
Don’t have any pay stubs but want to get in on the action? It’s not too late: Jackson Hewitt is hiring seasonal, part-time, work-from-home customer service representatives.
Nope, you don’t have to miss your family’s Thanksgiving feast or bizarre Christmas Eve tradition with this seasonal gig. It actually begins in January and runs anywhere from three weeks to four months, depending on business needs.
And before you continue, I’m really sorry -- there are some state boundaries.
You must live in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
What Do Seasonal Customer Service Associates Do for Jackson Hewitt?
With tax season fast approaching, the company needs seasonal, part-time, work-from-home customer service associates who will help customers via phone.
You’ll work to solve technical issues and answer any and all questions. Don’t worry, there’s training -- so you’ll figure it all out in no time.
Our editorial fellow, Kaitlyn Perta, reached out to Jackson Hewitt to find out about the number of available positions and pay. She spoke with a customer service representative who said the company is attempting to fill 45 positions.
He also said the pay starts at $11 an hour.
Necessary Qualifications to Work for Jackson Hewitt
First off, you’ll need a high school diploma or GED.
You also have to apply with a home address listed within one of the states mentioned above. You’ll need to have a “distraction free” home workspace, too.
Jackson Hewitt would also prefer if you have at least a year of call center experience, but it’s not required.
You do, however, have to be comfortable working with and in multiple browsers and tabs, as well as with instant messenger tools. You also need to know your way around Windows and Microsoft Outlook.
More specific tech specs include an Intel Pentium IV 1500 mhz processor, 2 GBs or higher. Your screen resolution needs to 1024x768 or higher. All of these are pretty common. (Find more features in the job listing.)
Finally, you need to be pretty flexible when it comes to hours and days -- days, afternoons, evenings, weekends, overtime (maybe).
However, you’ll be working from home, so no need to get all spiffy before heading into the office.
Find more information and join the talent network online to be considered.
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Your Turn: Are you ready for tax season?
Carson Kohler (@CarsonKohler) is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. After recently completing graduate school, she focuses on saving money — and surviving the move back in with her parents.