Amazon has announced that it will be hiring for 3,000 new customer-service jobs in South Africa. The jobs are work-from-home, come with benefits, and applications open today. And all you need is matric.
“We are thrilled with the talent in South Africa and we are excited… to help keep people working during this unprecedented time,” said the company in a statement.
Amazon is calling the positions “virtual jobs” as you don’t need to be in an office, and can work from home. You do need your own, dedicated internet connection, but the company will help pay for that.
The jobs are a mixture of permanent and temporary roles, and come with employer contributions toward medical aid and provident fund, group life cover, employee wellness programmes, and a monthly stipend for your internet connection.
“These roles will range from customer service associates to technical experts who will work virtually and provide 24/7 support to Amazon customers in North America and Europe,” says the company.
The new hirings will bring Amazon’s total workforce in South Africa to 7,000.
Here’s what you need to qualify
- Matric/Grade 12/NQF Level 4 qualification or higher,
- Excellent command of English
- A private, quiet place to work
- An existing and dedicated internet connection
- South African citizenship.
To apply, click here, or go to www.amazon.jobs, filter by location and type in “South Africa” to view the open positions. It’s important to note that the search will show 70 different types of jobs – and not 70 jobs in total. Of these, look for “Full Time Work From Home Customer Service Associate”.
Source: Business Insider June 19, 2020