CLEVELAND — We know a lot of people have lost their jobs in the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic and are looking for work. We want to help people rebound. That is why News 5 is making it a priority to connect job seekers to companies that are hiring right now.
Liveops is one the hottest jobs out there and could be a side hustle or a full-time gig.
It offers a flexible schedule and is great for people who consider themselves a go-getter and a people-person.
Liveops is a virtual call-center company.
The Arizona-based business has more than 20,000 employees nationwide, with a good chunk working right here in Ohio, says the CEO.
The independent contractors work from home and set their own hours. Basically, agents handle a company’s customer service calls. You are the call center from the comfort of your own home.
Greg Hanover, Liveops CEO, says agents are paid by the minute and generally make $12 to $15 an hour, but you can make more money for handling more complex calls.
"The mindset of the workforce is really shifting out there," said Hanover. "People want more control of their schedules. They don't want to have the typical eight to five office job. So, a model like this allows you to have that flexibility. Allows you to work from home and create your own schedule."
Hanover says applications to Liveops have increased 250% over the last six weeks.
He says typically, once you fill out an application, it takes about two to four weeks before you’re working.
If you're interested, here's a link to apply.
If you are a business hiring right how, please let us know.
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