Category: Work From Home

Home-Based Jobs with Sitel Work@Home Solutions – Work from Home

October 21, 2020 By Lisa Mills*This post may contain affiliate links. I only share opportunities that I truly believe will benefit my readers. Disclosure. Sitel Work@Home Solutions is seeking home-based customer support reps in the U.S. These are inbound call positions. You must have your high school diploma or its equivalent. Training for these home-based positions is paid, and schedules are set. From the company: “Sitel Work@Home Solutions™ is a virtual employee-based team supporting global fortune 500 companies in the insurance, retail (clothing, toy) travel & leisure, sport and telecommuting industries, just to name a fewSitel believes that great customer experiences are powered by people who love what they do and were they work.  Our culture is one that invests in the growth and development of our human capital – you!” Requirements (from the work-at-home job listing): • Prior customer service experience • Sales experience • Prefers working in virtual…

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Amazon extends work from home option till June – Work from Home

By Kanishka Singh Oct 20 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc on Tuesday told employees whose work can be done from home that they can do so until June, extending the timeline on a return to office due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Employees who work in a role that can effectively be done from home are welcome to do so until June 30, 2021”, an Amazon spokeswoman said in an emailed statement on Tuesday, adding the guidance is applicable globally. Amazon had earlier allowed that option until January. The development comes less than three weeks after the world’s largest online retailer said more than 19,000 of its U.S. frontline workers contracted the coronavirus this year. Some staff, elected officials and unions in recent months have said that Amazon put employees’ health at risk by keeping warehouses open during the pandemic. “We have i

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Amazon will reportedly allow corporate employees to work from home through June 2021 – Work from Home

Josh Rivera, USA TODAY Published 9:00 p.m. ET Oct. 20, 2020 | Updated 9:08 p.m. ET Oct. 20, 2020CLOSE The world’s first trillionaire by 2026 could be Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, according to the company Comparisun, and Twitter is not happy. USA TODAYAmazon will reportedly let corporate employees work from home through June 2021 amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.“We continue to prioritize the health of our employees and follow local government guidance,” an Amazon spokeswoman said in an email to Bloomberg, which first reported the move. “Employees who work in a role that can effectively be done from home are welcome to do so until June 30, 2021.”Amazon did not immediately respond to USA TODAY’s request for comment.The Seattle tech giant is not alone in the work-from-home move. Earlier this month, Microsoft unveiled plans to adopt a “hybrid workplace” environment where most roles to remain remote less than 50%…

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Bay Area Leaders Reject Proposed MTC Telecommute Mandate – Work from Home

Bay Area political leaders are throwing cold water on a controversial work-from-home rule proposed by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission as part of a regional climate change plan. “While we support many of the innovative and bold strategies Metropolitan Transportation Commission has developed to help address our shared transportation challenges and meet our emissions reduction targets, we remain concerned about the telecommute mandate and cannot support it as currently drafted,” said San Francisco Mayor London Breed and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, in a joint statement released Oct. 14. The proposed mandate, part of a long-term sustainability initiative called Plan Bay Area 2050, would require the majority of office workplaces to ensure 60% of their employees are working from home on any given day. The agency has not laid out a timeline for when the proposed work-from-home mandate would begin, nor how it would be enforced. Companies such as Square, Twitter, Zillow…

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Little Rock teacher resigns after he’s not allowed to work from home – Work from Home

FILE — Little Rock School District headquarters are shown in this 2019 file photo. ( Gavin Lesnick) Jacob Morris insisted on virtual teaching, but the Little Rock School District demanded he return to the classroom. Neither side budged, prompting Morris to resign last week, and many of his current and former students at Central High School are upset, saying Morris had to choose between his and his family’s safety and his job. Cecilia Schneider, a senior at Central High and co-student body president, said the school district was wrong to force Morris and other teachers “to do things that make them uncomfortable or unsafe.” She and Anna Yates, the other co-student body president, held a rally outside the state Capitol on Monday. More than 75 students assembled on the front steps around 4:30 p.m., holding signs and showing their support for Morris, who until his resignation Friday, taught advanced-placement language…

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Hackers find opportunity in pandemic, work from home setups – Work from Home

BOSTON – The very nature of work has changed for millions of people in the last seven months as the COVID-19 pandemic has blurred the lines between home and work, and employees have increasingly relied on their own technology and internet connections to carry out their jobs. But as much as things have changed for many workers, it has been largely business as usual for the hackers who try to make a living by exploiting cybersecurity vulnerabilities. They’re still out there and they’re taking advantage of the pandemic to inflict greater damage, Stephanie Helm, a former U.S. Navy captain who serves as director of the MassCyberCenter at the Mass Tech Collaborative, said. “Some things have not changed and those things are the hackers strive to lure people into clicking on a link of some sort that would allow them to download malware. So that was even happening when you were…

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Some principals let lots of teachers work from home. Others don’t let any. – Work from Home

It’s been a month of mostly good news for Royal Palm Beach High School teachers who asked to work from home this fall. Of the 27 eligible educators with health complications, 19 have been approved to teach classes remotely.But at Park Vista High 14 miles away, teachers have not been so lucky. Of the 36 who were eligible, not one has received remote-work privileges from their principal, district records show.More and more teachers are obtaining permission to work remotely as Palm Beach County public schools enter their fifth week of in-person classes. By the middle of last week, 488 campus teachers — 25 percent of those eligible — were teaching from home to reduce their exposure to the coronavirus.But the district’s efforts to extend the benefit to more teachers with health complications has been hampered by dozens of principals who refuse to approve any remote-work requests, an analysis of remote-work approvals shows.More: ‘I’m…

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Logitech’s sales skyrocketed during the work-from-home boom – Work from Home

The impact of the pandemic stretches beyond enterprise customers, though. Gaming has exploded as a form of safe at-home entertainment. The Logitech G brand caters to PC players with various mice, keyboards and headsets. It also makes webcams that are suitable for streamers and, more recently, has partnered with Herman Miller on a Logitech G-branded gaming chair. Logitech owns Astro, too, which makes controllers and headsets for a variety of platforms including Xbox and PlayStation. Unsurprisingly, Logitech is now highly confident about its performance for the rest of the year. It now expect sales to grow by 35 and 40 percent during the fiscal year, up from its previous 10 to 13 percent estimate. All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editori

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Remote IT’s future: Key lessons learned from this WFH era – Work from Home

COVID-19 made IT staff working from home a necessity. Should the practice now be viewed as a fresh path to improved productivity? SDI Productions / Getty Images After more than six months of dealing with COVID-19 challenges, IT leaders are beginning to understand what works — and what doesn’t — when it comes to managing their remote teams.At this stage, only one thing seems certain: IT operations are never going to return to the way they were pre-pandemic. “I don’t think we will ever go back to the pre-pandemic

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38 Funny Things People Have Learned About Partners While Working From Home – Work from Home

Seven months into the coronavirus pandemic, those of us who’ve been in lockdown with our significant others could write whole books about their weird habits and the little factoids about their childhood they’ve let slip out of sheer boredom. If you’re working from home together, you’ve met the work version of your partner, too: “You scheduled a recurring work meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Mondays? What kind of monster are you?”And if “whole books” is stretching it, there are definitely some pretty entertaining tweets out there. Below, we’ve rounded up 38 funny, relatable tweets on the new things people have learned about their partners thanks to COVID-19. one thing I’ve learned about my wife since we both started working from home is that she listens to way more Ying Yang Twins than I ever suspected— Garrett Martin (@grmartin) March 23, 2020 the weirdest thing i’ve learned about my husband during…

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Work-From-Home Mandatory For Managers, Supervisors In Klang Valley, Sabah, Labuan – Work from Home

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — The government will enforce work-from-home rules for employees at the management and supervisory levels across the private and public sectors in the Klang Valley, Sabah, and Labuan from October 22.Senior Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the work-from-home rule — which is expected to involve 800,000 private sector workers and 200,000 civil servants in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Sabah, and Labuan — will last until the end of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in those areas.“So, for example Selangor and Wilayah Persekutuan, [the CMCO] is until October 27. If it ends, then [the work-from-home] policy will end. But if [the CMCO] is extended for another two weeks, and another two weeks, and another two weeks, then only the work-from-home rule will end,” Ismail Sabri told a press conference today.“We don’t know yet if we will extend the CMCO. For Selangor and Wilayah Persekutuan, it…

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