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Adrianne Vaiser is a home-based call center agent for Alpine Access.
The main requirements for employment at this virtual call center are a friendly disposition, computer skills, high-speed Internet access and a land line. Most of the 2,800 employees work from home full time. The company is looking to fill another 500 positions by the end of the year, including full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs. The salary range is $9 to $13 an hour and full-time positions come with health and retirement benefits as well as paid vacation.
The company is also looking for bilingual applicants who speak Spanish, Mandarin or Cantonese in addition to English. Some customer service experience, while not mandatory, will certainly help, according to Beth Beard, senior director of operations.
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