The "virtual" call center industry offers bilingual jobs in many languages, making it a good option for bilingual people seeking home-based jobs.
About Bilingual Call Center Jobs
Because so many companies operate globally, bilingual jobs in home call centers are common. Though Spanish is one of the most popular languages for bilingual jobs, dozens of other languages are needed.
In many cases, call center jobs offer two rates of pay, one for English-only agents and a higher one for agents who are bilingual. (For more information on salaries, see this article on Call Center Pay Structures.)
Scroll down to see a list of companies, but remember companies' needs for language skills are always changing, so check the companies' websites frequently. Also keep in mind that there are many other types of bilingual jobs too. Also see these list of translation jobs and online teaching jobs.
New York-based floral company regularly hires for at-home call center jobs on a temporary basis for seasonal employment. It does occasionally hire permanent (particularly bilingual), at-home call center agents as well. Must live in the following states: Florida, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas or Virginia.
Canadian market research company hires for virtual call center jobs and mystery shopping jobs. Bilingual jobs in French or Spanish available for the home call center jobs. Must live in Canada for call center jobs.
Home-based agents take in-bound customer service and sales calls for various clients. Reps at this business process outsourcer (BPO) are paid an hourly rate of around $9, and training is paid. Requires a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week with up to full-time hours available. Bilingual jobs in languages such as Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese available. See more BPO jobs.
Call center company hires at-home agents as employees in various U.S. states for full- and part-time positions. Agents bilingual in Spanish are needed.
Apple at Home is a work at home call center program from Apple that is part of the company's AppleCare department. Use the keyword "home" in the company’s job database. It recruits French and English bilingual agents who live within 100 miles of Markham, Ontario.
Agents take inbound calls to do third party verification for utility, cable and financial services clients. Agents can choose shifts as short as two hours. Pay is $8.50/hour for English-only agents and $9/hour for bilingual agents. Languages needed include Korean, Vietnamese, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Tagalog, Arabic, Armenian, Bosnian, Cantonese, Farsi, German, Indonesian, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, Polish, Somalia, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian and Yugoslavian.
Search Indeed.com for bilingual work at home call center jobs. Read job descriptions carefully because this is an automated search that pulls listings from many sources, and it may pull non-work-at-home jobs too.