Williams-Sonoma Is Hiring Remote Seasonal Jobs Ahead of the Holidays

published Sep 15, 2022
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Believe it or not, the holiday season is around the corner, which means that holiday shopping might soon be on your radar, if it isn’t already. But if your budget is understandably tight this year, Williams-Sonoma has got you covered. The retailer is bringing back its remote seasonal job offerings, and they’re hiring 7,000 temporary employees in the coming weeks for anyone looking to score a flexible, WFH gig with plenty of benefits. And yes, that includes a 40 percent employee discount.

The full-time, seasonal customer service roles pay $15 per hour, and candidates from 20 different states (including Connecticut, Georgia, Texas, Nevada, Colorado, and more) are welcome to apply. Upon completing a mandatory paid four-week training program (also fully remote), agents will be trained to assist customers with placing orders, facilitating returns, locating products, and scheduling deliveries across the Williams-Sonoma brands, which include Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, West Elm, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham.

Interested applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and at least one year of customer service experience under their belt, as well some tech equipment, such as a computer with a webcam and a USB headset with a microphone. Chosen candidates will be eligible for overtime benefits, monthly performance bonuses up to $500, the opportunity to convert to benefited status within 90 days, and, of course, that 40 percent discount on most merchandise at all WS brands.

Whether you’re looking to supplement your income this holiday season or are in the market for a new career opportunity altogether, Toni Frana, Career Services Manager at FlexJobs and Remote.co, tells Apartment Therapy why these roles are the perfect fit for just about any job seeker. “Remote, seasonal jobs are an amazing way to earn supplemental income, gain experience in a different field — an excellent opportunity if you’re considering a career change — learn new skills, fill in resume gaps, and even expand your network,” says Frana. “Luckily for job seekers, many companies want to be prepared to meet the demands of the holiday season, and that means recruiting, hiring, and training seasonal workers.”

If you’re interested, take a peek at the FlexJobs guide to searching for seasonal work, which includes a slew of tips straight from the company’s expert career coaching team. Frana recommends starting your seasonal search now, as well as highlighting any previous remote work experience on your resume and application materials so you can stand out from other applicants. She recommends listing “Remote Work” next to your job title; including your remote work experience in the descriptions of past jobs; and highlighting the top skills employers like to see when hiring for remote jobs, such as time and task management, communication, self-management, the ability to work independently, and comfort with technology.