Having a career as a military spouse can be far more challenging than some would understand. The need for a job that can move with you so you don’t have to start over each time you PCS is essential. As a military spouse, you have probably spent some time on Google searching jobs available for transfer or even careers where you can work from home. Here is a list of 9 websites that not only allow you to work from home and offer growth within the positions, but many of which seek employees with military affiliation because they value the dedication that military spouses bring to the workforce.
Hilton tops this list as a company that intentionally seeks to hire Veterans and military spouses. They have a goal to reach an additional 20,000 military hires by 2020, which is great news for you! Hilton has corporate and hotel positions all over the world, but they also offer positions as a Work From Home Reservation Specialist that can move with you almost anywhere you go. Visit https://jobs.hilton.com/military.php for information on Hilton’s commitment to hire military spouses and Veterans and positions currently available.
Worldwide 101 is an impressive company that provides high quality virtual assistants for clients in a variety of fields. Working for Worldwide 101 is a great way to utilize skills that you’ve gained in previous local positions in areas such as book-keeping, marketing, project management, being an executive assistant, or providing customer service without having to go into an office. Providing competitive pay, a flexible schedule and recruiting dedicated military spouses makes Worldwide 101 a definite winner in our book! Visit http://worldwide101.com/milso-jobs/ for more information about Worldwide 101 and the positions they are actively hiring.
Amazon continues to be a booming company and is always in search of great employees. Whether you want to work part-time, full-time, locally or virtually Amazon has options for positions. Additionally, if you have not earned a degree, Amazon is a company that may be a great option for you. If you are bilingual, that is a huge benefit for the virtual customer service associate positions so make certain you include that on your application. Visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/landing_pages/mil-spouse to discover current opportunities available for military spouses with Amazon.
There are numerous companies that hire virtual teachers to educate students in foreign countries in English. Our favorite is VIPKID. For this position you will need to have a Bachelor’s degree. You must have availability of 7.5 hours per week during which tend to be early morning or late at night as the students in China book classes on VIPKID Monday-Friday 6-10pm Beijing time or Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 10pm Beijing time. You do earn between $17-$22 per hour and commit to a 6 month contract that can be renewed. If you need a job outside of the typical daytime hours, this may be the perfect fit for you. Additionally, you can live anywhere in the world and retain this position as long as you have quality internet connection. Visit https://t.vipkid.com.cn for more information about working as a VIPKID teacher.
Western Governors University
Western Governors University is an accredited online university offering online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Being an online university, they offer a variety of virtual positions in higher education. Additionally, WGU has a great population of military students working on degrees. On their website you can sort the open positions listing by location and quickly see how many work from home positions are available. Visit https://www.wgu.edu/about/jobs.html for open positions at Western Governors University.
Humana is a member of the Military Souse Employment Partnership and seeks military spouses for positions. They hire for a wide variety of positions within the healthcare and insurance fields. In their job listings you can search by virtual or work from home positions as well as see what is available in your local area. Humana is a very military minded company and sees your position as a military spouse as an asset. Visit https://www.humana.com/about/careers/military-initiatives for career opportunities and information about Humana’s military hiring initiatives.
Xerox is a company hiring all for positions in locations over the globe. Great news for military spouses is that Xerox is a member of the Military Spouse Employment Partnership and seeks military spouses for positions. Home-based employees at Xerox work in customer care, tech support, data enter/verification, image tagging, quality control, systems development, software programming and administrative support. As you browse available positions at Xerox, be sure to select “Yes” under the virtual office filter before running your job search. Visit https://www.xerox.com/en-us/jobs/military-leadership for more information on Xerox’s Military hiring and Heroes@Home program.
Kaplan is a vast educational company with jobs in higher education, test preparation, international education, and corporate positions. There are many jobs throughout the United States with availability that are part-time or full-time. Some jobs are as simple as proctoring test exams for students practicing taking the SAT or ACT and others that are far more advanced. For the virtual positions available at Kaplan, be sure to select the “remote/nationwide” box in the filter list on your job search. Visit https://kaplan.com/work-with-us/join-our-team/ for a listing of current jobs available with Kaplan.
ETS is the company that is responsible for exams such as the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) program, TOEIC, TOEFL, GRE and state specific programs. Scoring opportunities are available online and onsite for exams. Some require specific certifications, but exam hiring is done throughout the year. Work scheduled are varied and for specific months of the year based on the student testing dates/requirements. This is a good supplemental online opportunity for someone who cannot work during typical business hours. Visit https://www.ets.org/scoring_opportunities/ for a list of current online scoring opportunities available.
Department of Defense’s Military Spouse Employment Partnership
For other companies that are affiliated with the Department of Defense’s Military Spouse Employment Partnership program that may have work from home jobs, visit https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil/Portal/Msep/jobsearch/Partners (check “offers telework opportunities” for work from home opportunities, or check for those hiring at a location near you!)