FlexJobs Hits Milestone of 10,000 Available Jobs

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Leading job service site for finding flexible employment hits new record for available part-time, telecommuting, contract and other work/life balance friendly positions hiring now.

For the first time in its history, FlexJobs surpassed 10,000 job openings that offer some type of flexibility, including part-time, telecommute, freelance and more. CEO Sara Sutton Fell credits the company's Job Research Team for a tremendous effort in reaching the 10,000 mark because every listing on the site is researched, hand-screened, and verified as legitimate before being posted.

“This is an exciting milestone,” shared Fell. “Hopefully it’s indicative that the economy is turning around as well as more companies are jumping on board to offer work/life balance.”

Analyzing data from FlexJobs’ Flexible Index Report for April 2012, the career fields with the most open positions included:

1. Medical & Health
2. Administrative
3. Education & Training
4. Customer Service
5. Sales

The largest increases in available jobs by career field from March to April were:

1.    Advertising & PR up 77%
2.    Science up 35%
3.    Business Development up 26%
4.    Sales up 14%
5.    Medical & Health up 12%

“It’s great to see increases in a variety of fields," said Fell. “We continue to see jobs for all levels of professional experience as well, from entry level through executive. It’s a great time to be looking for a flexible position.”

The ongoing Flexible Job Index report demonstrates the growing depth and variety in the employment market for telecommuting, part-time, and other flexible jobs, and provides reliable data on top career fields that offer work flexibility. Data includes positions listed on the site directly by employers as well as jobs found by FlexJobs’ trained staff of researchers who scour hundreds of online sources, including industry blogs, employer websites, job boards, job feeds, and more. Only professional jobs that can both be confirmed as legitimate and as having some kind of work flexibility (telecommuting, part-time or flexible schedule, or freelance contracts) are included in FlexJobs’ job database.

The Flexible Job Index can be viewed by visiting http://www.flexjobs.com/trends. For media inquiries, please contact Chelsea Gladden, Chelsea(at)flexjobs(dot)com or 1-866-991-9222 x 4.

About FlexJobs

FlexJobs is the leading online service for hand-screened and professional flexible, part-time, telecommuting, and freelance job listings. FlexJobs gives job seekers an ad-free way to find legitimate jobs quickly, easily, and safely. A proud member of the Better Business Bureau, FlexJobs skilled research team provides quality job leads in over 50 career categories, ranging from entry-level to executive, freelance to full-time. FlexJobs is a green, carbon-balanced company which is leading the way to the future of work by promoting telecommuting and flexible jobs that allow people to enjoy work and life in environmentally sustainable ways.

To find out more about FlexJobs, visit http://www.FlexJobs.com.

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