Williams Sonoma Is Hiring Thousands of People to Work Remotely for the Holidays

updated Nov 13, 2019
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Since the holidays can get pretty hectic for retailers, Williams Sonoma is being extra, extra prepared this holiday season by hiring thousands of remote workers to help make things a bit calmer. 

Between holiday gifting (people love getting home decor pieces), cooking (hey, you might just need that new kitchen appliance to make preparing the big meal a breeze), and hosting (here’s looking at you, fancy new serving bowl), it’s safe to say people are flocking to Williams Sonoma to stock up and prepare. 

The brand is looking to fill 2,500 remote customer service positions, according to FlexJobs, which is a lot. They’re already filling positions now and will continue to do so throughout November, so apply now if you’re interested! 

“Our associates are our lifeline so when they talk, we listen,” said Josh Layton, Williams Sonoma recruiting manager, over interview with FlexJobs. “As we look to expand into new territories throughout the country, our target is to eventually provide our associates an opportunity to take their job with them wherever they go.”

As for what these remote workers will be doing, the main duties include answering customer questions, placing orders, handling returns, checking inventory, and providing project information when needed. 

To be considered, candidates need to have high-speed Internet and their own computer to work from at home, a camera for “live virtual interaction,” and a headset, which you can plug into your device.

Once getting hired, you’ll have three weeks of training — so don’t worry if you don’t have much experience in this area at the start. Then the hours range from 30 to 50 hours per week, and the pay is $12 an hour, but you will also get paid for overtime hours, so if you’re looking to work all day on Saturday and Sunday, this might just be a good new side gig for you! 

One major perk of this seasonal role? The company is offering employees a 40-percent-off, in-store discount. Make some extra dough for the holidays in a way that’s fun, flexible, and from home. Amazing, right? Looks like Santa is coming a bit early this year.