A US-owned call centre which already employs 1,150 in north Belfast has launched a recruitment drive for staff who are prepared to work from home.
Teletech is looking for 500 employees as it launches its TeleTech@Home service.
The company said it was targeting workers in Ulster in particular because of the concentration of skilled workers and high rate of broadband usage.
It said new recruits, who will receive full training, would start on similar pay as current workers and can take advantage of flexible working hours.
Prospective staff need a PC, broadband and landline as well as a quiet place to work.
UK managing director of TeleTech@Home Cormac Twomey said: "We believe that Northern Ireland has a great pool of recruitment talent that will be attracted by this approach and the flexibility it will afford them.
"Rather than fitting their lives around work, they can take advantage of a new career path that puts them in the driving seat.
"Anyone can benefit from the model - in the US our employees range from retired professors through to full-time parents."
The job application and interview process is entirely phone and internet-based at www.hirepoint.com/athome.