Many parents in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor would love the chance to work at home and improve their work-life balance – but finding legitimate job opportunities isn’t easy. In fact, searching for top work-from-home companies often leads to scams and too-good-to-be-true clickbait.
But if you find the right work-at-home opportunity, there are many benefits to enjoy. Studies show employees who work from home are more productive, less stressed and even earn more money than their non-telecommuting peers, Fundera.com reports.
So how can you find a legitimate work-at-home job? Consider one of these established companies across the United States, where parents can skip the commute and have a little more facetime with their kids. Keep in mind, though, that most positions still require your undivided attention during your working hours – so you may still need to choose child care.
Start your search by browsing these top work-from-home companies that are open to applicants from metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.
Amazon, one of the largest employers in the U.S., often has virtual positions available in customer service, quality assurance, software development and other fields. Check often for new openings.
You could work from home for Apple as an At Home Advisor. This position involves helping customers explore technology. “You’ll answer questions about our products and services, enriching customers’ lives by helping them access the wonder they’ve come to expect from Apple,” the company’s website explains.
This company has a wide variety of telecommuting positions available, including product specialist, systems consultant and sales manager jobs. Position-specific experience is required.
This company hires work-at-home customer service agents to answer inbound calls about billing inquiries, products or orders. They could also deal with requests for installation scheduling or product troubleshooting.
5. SYKES Home
Work-at-home customer service jobs are available through SYKES Home, which employs more than 6,000 agents throughout North America who have calls routed to their homes. Paid training is available.
Top work from home companies often recruit people with specialized skills. If you’re an experienced typist, consider a virtual transcription position with SpeakWrite. Open to U.S. and Canadian residents with a minimum typing speed of 60 words per minute with accuracy of at least 90 percent.
Work-at-home positions with this company include customer service representative opportunities and more. Depending on the position, you may need experience in consumer product sales, customer service and verbal or written communication skills.
U-Haul offers part-time job openings where employees can work from home. These positions are with the U-Haul Sales and Reservations Work from Home Program and allow for flexible hours and are open to anyone in North America.
Customer service agents at this company get to work from home with various shifts available. Many agents work on lead generation programs. Requires a quiet place in your home, free of background noise and interruptions, during working hours.
In early 2018, Williams-Sonoma announced that it was hiring 1,000 work-at-home customer service associates in certain states. Keep an eye on its website for more telecommuting opportunities.
This post was originally published in 2018 and is updated regularly.