Companies Revving Up Business Development According to FlexJobs' Index

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The monthly hiring report from the popular job site for finding flexible work options shows a jump in jobs that involve sales and commission only positions.

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Companies appear ready to invest in creating more business as the Flexible Job Index (FJI) for January 2013 demonstrates a dramatic increase in Business Development jobs, in addition to Commission Only jobs.

“Hopefully this increase in development and sales jobs continues the trend of what appears to be positive signs for the economy,” shared Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of FlexJobs. “If companies are prepared to invest in developing more business, that could lead to more future jobs down the line as well.”

The job categories that topped the list for highest jumps in open positions from December to January include:

1. Commision Only up 372%
2. Advertising & PR up 71%
3. Marketing up 40%
4. Business Development up 40%
5. Engineering up 23%

“As far as marketing overall, it appears companies hit the ground running in January,” stated Fell. “It will be great to see what these hiring increases lead to in terms of the economy.”

As for the career fields with the most available flexible jobs hiring now, the list in order includes:

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

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 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

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