Mother's Day Report: FlexJobs Identifies 10 Surprising Work-From-Home Jobs for Moms Seeking Work-Life Balance

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Legitimate telecommuting job opportunities are available to parents, as well as other people who want work flexibility.

“Many mothers have a need or a desire to work professionally while also being more available for their families than traditional jobs have allowed, and telecommuting jobs provide more opportunity to be successful in both of roles,” said Sara Sutton Fell.

To celebrate Mother’s Day, FlexJobs has compiled ten surprising telecommuting jobs for mothers seeking employment that supports work-life balance. Telecommuting refers to work you can perform from home, and professional-level telecommuting jobs can offer both full-time or part-time schedules. Working mothers comprise a large portion of today’s workforce. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70 percent of all mothers with children under age 18 worked or were looking for work in 2014.

“Many mothers have a need or a desire to work professionally while also being more available for their families than traditional jobs have allowed, and telecommuting jobs provide more opportunity to be successful in both of these roles,” said Sara Sutton Fell, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs. “In fact, FlexJobs found that 92 percent of working parents believe they can be both great employees and great parents--and we wholeheartedly agree!”

There are a variety of work-from-home positions available to parents, as well as other people who want work flexibility, such as millennials, semi-retirees, military spouses, people with health issues or disabilities, caregivers, and people looking for work outside of their local economy.

Here are 10 surprising work-from-home jobs across different industries for mothers to consider:

Public Affairs – Communication Specialist
Senior Director, Fundraising
Staff Attorney
Online Associate Faculty
Nurse Care Manager
Human Resource Business Partner
SEC Football Writers
Vice President - Business Development
American Sign Language Adjunct Teacher
Associate Creative Director

More mothers are finding jobs that allow them to successfully balance their professional and personal responsibilities. Brittany R., mom to twin 8-year-old boys, battled a daily three-hour commute before she found a full time telecommuting job and better work-life balance. Amanda’s role as a freelance editor has given her the flexibility that she needs to care for her young son but also continue her career. And Jennifer’s part-time work-from-home position allows her to set a schedule that works best for her and her pre-school aged children.

Earlier this year FlexJobs identified the top 100 companies likely to hire for remote jobs in 2015.

To request additional information, please contact Kathy Gardner at kgardner[at]flexjobs[dot]com.

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FlexJobs is the leading online service for professionals seeking telecommuting, flexible schedule, part-time, and freelance jobs. With flexible job listings in over 100 career categories, and opportunities ranging from entry-level to executive, freelance to full-time, FlexJobs offers job-seekers a safe, easy, and efficient way to find professional and legitimate flexible job listings. Having helped over one million people in their job searches, FlexJobs has appeared on CNN, Good Morning America, Marketplace Money, and many other trusted media outlets.

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