Boulder, CO (PRWEB) September 05, 2012
FlexJobs’ CEO & Founder Sara Sutton Fell will join Dr. Woody, author of the career-focused book "The YOU Plan," to host a free webinar, “Finding Flexible Work,” on September 18, 10am PST/1pm EST. In addition to discussing the variety of positions out there, topics will include taking charge of your career, finding flexible jobs, avoiding job search scams, and pitching a flexible work arrangement to your current employer.
“We are often approached by job seekers asking which types of flexible positions are available and how to get these jobs,” shared Fell. “Our free webinar is a great solution to help address these types of questions and hopefully equip those who attend with the skills to land a flexible job.”
As far as which career fields had the most available positions for the month of August 2012, the Flexible Jobs Index (FJI) tracked the 50+ career fields hiring and found the top 5 with open jobs were:
1. Medical & Health
2. Customer Service
4. Education & Training
These five fields have held the top spots since July 2012.
“With so much variety in positions that can offer flex schedules, Medical & Health tends to dominate month after month,” stated Fell. “However, the overall outlook for flexible jobs is optimistic as our Flexible Jobs Index (FJI) showed that there were diverse career fields that saw increases in current hiring, such as Sports & Fitness, Graphic Design, and Ecommerce.”
The largest increases of available flexible positions in general from July to August saw large month to month jumps, especially in Sports & Fitness, indicative of these particular positions possibly being seasonal based on weather. The top 5 fields that saw the largest jumps were:
1. Sports and Fitness up 110%
2. Graphic Design up 60.66%
3. Internet and Ecommerce up 53%
4. Computer and IT up 27.36%
5. Customer Service up 9.74%
To learn more about the 50+ career fields hiring and to sign up for the free webinar, visit: http://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/webinar-take-charge-of-your-job-search-with-flexible-work/
The ongoing Flexible Job Index report tracks the availability 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.
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.