Employment Options

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WORK AT HOME RESOURCES

Thank you for your interest in My Employment Options and our Work at Home services. If for some reason you do not qualify for our free services in the federal Ticket to Work Program for job seekers on SSDI or SSI, below are Work From Home and other employment resources. We hope they may assist you in finding remote employment. We wish you the best in your job search!

NOT ON SSI / SSDI? CHECK OUT OUR OTHER DIVISIONS:

  • MEO Staffing – Inclusive & diverse staffing
  • Ask MEO – Disability employment services and referrals

We host free online job fairs and webinars that are open to the general public – even if you do not qualify for our program.

Do you have a family or friend who is on SSDI or SSI (ages 18-64) and is wanting to workWe would be happy to see if we would be able to help them with our free services and jobs in the free Ticket to Work Program! They can Click Here to submit our application!

TIPS WHEN SEARCHING FOR WORK FROM HOME ONLINE:

1. If a company or website asks for any money upfront, even if it is $5.00, we recommend that you do not do it. They will send you something for the fee, but usually, it is not anything that is going to bring you consistent income or help you become self-sufficient. There are numerous legitimate employers with good jobs in the industry that will not require payment from you to work. When obtaining a typical Work From Home job, the only money that a job seeker ‘may’ spend is for something such as a background or credit check or items like a special headset.

2. If it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is. Some companies will say that you can make $1,000 a day and someone probably did make that in one day; but what they don’t tell you is that they didn’t make any more money for 4 – 6 months. Look for Work From Home positions that offer a regular schedule, consistent hours, and regular payroll.

3. If you find a company that you like, you should be able to also find a website where they list an address or phone number. They should talk about their company and what types of jobs they offer and if they are Full or Part Time. The common companies will have a section about the equipment needed and what the qualifications are. It should state if you are going to be an employee (W2) or an independent contractor (1099), and if you are going to be paid hourly, by a commission, or a combination. The website should be as professional as if you were applying to Target, JCPenney, or Sears. If it is not, we recommend you keep searching for a more professional, viable option.

Our CEO in this video talks about Work From Home and helpful tips to avoid scams:   https://youtu.be/JkkU4Mn6RJU

4. If you receive SSDI or SSI disability benefits, the great benefit of the Ticket to Work Program is that there are hundreds of other authorized agencies besides Employment Options who offer various types of employment services, so you can find the best fit for your specific needs and goals! Call the Main HelpLine @ 866-968-7842 (1-866-833-2967 (TTY) or visit https://choosework.ssa.gov/findhelp/.

WORK AT HOME WEBSITES:

Job positions could be either W2 or 1099 (Independent Contractor positions).  We have found that seeking out W2 positions can help reduce the risk of scams.  Always do thorough research, check reviews, and look at social media.  Remain vigilant, no matter what website or posting you are reviewing online!

Facebook Work at Home Pages (posts job leads regularly):

1099 (Independent Contractor) Links and Blogs:

BLOG – Work at Home Jobs that Pay Weekly or Daily (Including 1099 jobs):  Real Ways To Earn

BLOG – Part-Time Work at Home:  Real Ways To Earn

ADDITIONAL JOB RESOURCES:

OTHER RESOURCES:

Free Career Aptitude Tests:

Alison:  Free Online Courses With Certificates & Diplomas.

GCF Global:  Free online educational website focusing on technology, job training, reading, and more.

Typing Test:  Typing Tutorial and Practices.

Resume Tips Webinar: (by MEO)  Learn professional tips so your resume can be employer ready.

Job Application Tips Webinar: (by MEO)  Learn tips on how to complete your application so you can get noticed by recruiters.