Arise.Com Tells Fox News They Will Hire 6,000 Employees
|November 5, 2010||Posted by admin under Business|
Was this Story Misleading? You Decide
I saw a Fox News segment where a representative from a company called Arise was talking about their online job opportunities. You can access their website at Arise.com . This company specializes in offering on shore customer service solutions through phone, email and chat contact to companies wanting to outsource these services. I thought this segment a bit misleading.
The CEO of Arise, Angela Seldon, was on Fox saying that between now and February Arise was expecting to hire 6,000 employees for customer service positions. Arise offers its employees an opportunity to work from home. Their employees choose which clients they work with, and have the freedom of when they work.
From what the discussion was on Fox, it seemed like Arise was hiring people to work from home directly for them. I went to their website because I was curious about this company. Following is what I found out about the company.
A person can elect to become an employee or enter into a business to business contract requiring you to establish your own business entity. These business entities make up, what they call, their Virtual Services Corporations. Their site provides recommended vendors to help create your corporate entity. If you choose to become an employee, you would be hired by one of the companies that contract with them for their services. If you want to work as an employee and not pursue a business to business relationship you would need to become an employee of one of the companies who are part of their Virtual Services Corporations. It was not clearly stated on their website as to how you would do that.
As with any home business or work from home employment there are expenses that you will be expected to incur based on the equipment needed to do the job. Arise outlines these expenses on their website. The first thing you would need to establish is whether or not your PC meets their requirements. Their processes are not compatible with Vista or Windows 7. You will also need to have high speed cable service.
Anyone who wants to be employed or enter into a business relationship with them will have to submit to a background check at their own expense of $10.95. You will also need to go through their certification process at a cost of $99 which is the only initial fee that, the company says, is paid directly to them. Certification must be completed within 5 days.
They do not guarantee jobs. Once you establish your business entity and become certified you would then need to apply for jobs with their clients which require you to be further certified for that company’s job. The certification would be at your own expense and would cost anywhere from $50 to $125.
If you are going to enter into a business to business relationship with them you will need to establish your business entity. They will not do this for you. They do, however offer you several links to companies that can do this for you. The estimated cost for this is around $100.
You will also need a dedicated analog phone line (not digital or online phone service). Arise wants this phone service to have no additional services such as call waiting. You also need a phone with headset that is hard wired (no wireless equipment).
Arise estimates the total investment for entering into a business to business contract with them to be somewhere between $400 to $600, and that’s if you already have a PC that meets their specifications. There is also a semi monthly fee of $19.75 for using their infrastructure. That’s a pretty high fee.
From the Fox News segment it seemed that Arise was hiring people to work for them, but they are a company that works only with incorporated entities. This was certainly deceiving as there was no mention of this in the interview.
If you wanted to be in business for yourself, this would probably be a low cost way to get into business. Once you establish your business entity, you can use it for other business ventures that you might be interested in pursuing. All in all, though, if you are looking for a work at home opportunity as an employee this is not the company that will be employing you.