FlexJobs Releases Top Flexible Careers That Promote Clean Air for Earth Day

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As April 22 approaches, a new report details top jobs that promote a “greener” way of doing business.

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As Earth Day nears, FlexJobs’ Monthly Index Report details the top career fields that are not only hiring but whose flexible schedules help the environment by reducing commuting pollution and energy costs associated with lower in-office overhead.

Out of 50 job categories, the industries seeing the biggest hiring increase during the month of March include:

1. Medical & Health—9.2%
2. Administrative—6.6%
3. Customer Service—6.3%
4. Education & Training—5.9%
5. Computer & IT—5.6%

“When employers offer the option to either work at home or other flexible schedules, freeway congestion can be significantly reduced,” stated Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of FlexJobs. “Though telecommuting can often be viewed as a ‘perk’ for employees, it is also a huge plus for our environment.”

In addition to the fields with the largest growth rate, several categories saw an increase in hiring overall, including:

1. Research—36.67%
2. Sports & Fitness—33%
3. Engineering—14.91%
4. Education & Training—5.54%
5. Medical & Health—4.66%

“Since starting FlexJobs, it’s been fantastic to see the numbers grow in terms of the many positions hiring that offer some type of flexibility,” added Fell. “We do our best to promote greener work environments and hope other companies will be inspired to continue to do so as well.”

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.    

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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