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Homeshoring gives stay-at-home parents job opportunities

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MARIETTA, Ga. -

A new business trend is bringing jobs back to the United States, and putting people back to work from the comfort of their own homes.  It's a practice known as homeshoring.

In the past, many customer service jobs went overseas.  But now, stay-at-home moms and dads take the call.  

Marietta resident Doug Powell is one of them.  He walks to work each day—just one flight of stairs to his in-home office.   Powell works as a call center customer service representative.

"It's not telemarketing," he explained.  "It's not anybody harassing somebody like, ‘Hey, let's go buy this.'"

Companies like JetBlue, Carnival Cruise Lines and Sears use homeshoring.  Boca Raton-based Office Depot says it's the best way to find highly-skilled people.  Most companies require an extensive background check as well as training.  You must have a wired phone and internet service, and take on a minimum of 20 hours per week.  But for those who have kids, getting to set your own schedule can be a big benefit.  

Homeshoring is not without some investment.  In order to be certified and trained, you must pay a fee which can range from $59 to $179.  Companies like Arise Virtual Solutions offer free certifications for military veterans and military spouses.  

For more information on homeshoring, click on the links below:


http://www.arise.com/

https://www.alpineaccess.com/

http://www.workingsolutions.com/

http://www.apply.westathome.com/index.html

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