Ah, Mexico…home to some of the United States’ most beautiful national parks, forests and historical landmarks. With its rich culture, and heritage as diverse as its renowned cuisines, art and artisans, New Mexico is truly a “Land of Enchantment.”
We would like to do some enchanting of our own and entice you, New Mexico freelancers and remote workers, to view our database of New Mexico Telecommute Jobs. With Virtual Vocations, our home employment opportunities will help your professional ambitions “grow as they go!”
New Mexico-based Companies that Hire Telecommuters
New Mexico residents who want to telecommute for an in-state business or employer should consider working for a company like Accolade Support. This privately owned customer service firm is based in Albuquerque. Additionally, common local businesses like newspapers and publishing houses, law firms and tax or accounting offices may hire remote workers to complete hourly work or contract-based special projects.
National Telecommute Companies that Restrict New Mexico Workers
VIPDesk does not hire new team members from New Mexico, according to its FAQ page. However, residents of New Mexico can apply to work for other renowned, national companies that hire telecommuters, like ADP Payroll Services and Convergys.
Minimum Wage Requirements
As of January 2012, the New Mexico Minimum Wage is $7.50 per hour for a standard, 40-hour work week. This is amount is higher than the hourly Federal Minimum Wage of $7.25, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
New Mexico Telecommute Laws & Tax Considerations
Virtual Vocations has not uncovered any general restrictions or specialties pertaining to telecommuting employment laws or tax filing in New Mexico.
Telecommuting in New Mexico doesn’t necessarily mean you have to work from home all the time, or at all. A change in atmosphere and/or working entirely out-of-residence is possible for New Mexico’s virtual employees, thanks to co-working centers like The Combine Coworking Space (Albuquerque) and CoLab at Second Street (Santa Fe). These collaborative spaces allow remote, telecommute and freelance workers to rent adequate office-style, table or desk space on a daily, weekly, part-time or full-time basis. Some of the member benefits of a co-working or telework facility include:
• Wi-fi access
• Use of office equipment (scanner, printer, copier, fax)
• Business mailing address
• Conference areas
Work from Home Scams
We have not discovered any notable work-at-home scams that have victimized New Mexico citizens. However, if you believe you have been contacted or victimized by a fraudulent company or scam artist, please contact the New Mexico Better Business Bureau.
For information on work-from-home scams to avoid, review this Forbes list.
If you would like to view more information about the telecommuting lifestyle, investigate virtual employment work leads and communicate with other remote workers like you, visit our Virtual Vocations forums.