FlexJobs Announces the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Telecommuting Jobs in 2016

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To guide job seekers interested in legitimate remote job opportunities, FlexJobs has released its third annual list of the top 100 companies that hire telecommuters

“Remote working is on the rise, and this acceleration is great news for anyone wishing to trade the office for a telecommuting job,” said Sara Sutton Fell, founder and CEO of FlexJobs.

FlexJobs today released its list of the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Telecommuting and Remote Jobs in 2016. This list is based on an analysis of over 40,000 companies and their telecommuting job posting histories in FlexJobs’ database during 2015. To be considered, companies had to offer a telecommuting-friendly component to some of their jobs, such as an arrangement to telecommute entirely or part of the time, as an option.

Small, medium, and large-sized companies across a variety of industries are represented, with jobs ranging from entry-level to executive, part-time to full-time. According to FlexJobs’ data, there was a 36 percent increase in the number of telecommute-friendly jobs posted in its database from 2014 to 2015, compared to a 26 percent increase from 2013 to 2014.

Dell, UnitedHealth Group and IBM were among the top ten companies with the highest number of remote jobs posted in 2015. Some companies, such as Wells Fargo and CACTUS Communications, are newcomers to the Top 100 list, while others, such as Aetna and ADP were also on last year’s list of the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2015.

“UnitedHealth Group is pleased to be recognized as an industry leader that offers telecommuting opportunities,” said Heather Lemke, Vice President of Talent Acquisition at UnitedHealth Group. “As a global company, we've developed work practices and technologies that allow our employees to work in secure settings that are more agile, flexible and remote. Our work environment, values and training enable our employees to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone,” concluded Lemke.

The top seven career fields, followed by examples of top 100 companies hiring for these types of jobs, include:

Computer & IT: Dell, IBM, Apple, etc.
Medical and health: UnitedHealth Group, Aetna, Cigna, etc.
Sales: American Express, Appen, GE, etc.
Administrative: Kelly Services, Healthfirst, McKesson, etc.
Customer service: Sutherland Global, Amazon, LiveOps
Education and training: Connections Academy, K12, Kaplan, etc.
Marketing: About.com, ADP, HD Supply, etc.

“These companies clearly understand that integrating telecommuters into their workforce is a smart business strategy," said Sara Sutton Fell, founder and CEO of FlexJobs. “Remote working is on the rise, and this acceleration is great news for anyone wishing to trade the office for a telecommuting job.”

Job titles like writer, engineer, marketing manager, healthcare consultant, case manager, development director, recruiter, sales representative, account executive, IT analyst, clinical research associate, project manager, and interpreter / translator are some of the most commonly found when searching for jobs that offer telecommuting options.
“The employment market in 2015 was as competitive as ever and culture is key to attracting the right talent,” said Jennifer Jones Newbill, Senior Manager, Global Candidate Attraction, Engagement and Experience at Dell. “Dell is seeing great results come from trusting their employees with flexible roles and the opportunity to work remotely. Providing flexible work opportunities helps attract a wider and potentially more qualified pool of candidates to Dell. Candidates, in turn, are also attracted to an organization that is comfortable with a flexible work arrangement. A formal program that promotes work-life balance has been rewarding for Dell,” said Newbill.

Since 2005 there has been a 103 percent growth in the number of telecommuters in the United States. People who telecommuted in both 2014 and 2015 said that they telecommuted 22 percent more in 2015, according to a recent FlexJobs survey.

For the complete list of the top 100 companies to watch for remote jobs in 2016, visit: https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/100-top-companies-with-work-from-home-jobs-in-2016

To learn more about some of the top companies hiring telecommuters, job seekers are invited to attend an upcoming webinar, “How to Find Remote Jobs and the Companies Hiring,” which will feature reps from Dell, UnitedHealth Group, and Kaplan. It is scheduled for Tuesday, February 2nd at 1:00 p.m. ET. To register, please visit:

To request additional information, please contact Kathy Gardner at kgardner(at)flexjobs(dot)com.

About FlexJobs
FlexJobs is the leading online service for professionals seeking telecommuting, flexible schedule, part-time, and freelance jobs. With flexible job listings in over 50 career categories, and opportunities ranging from entry-level to executive and 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 and Marketplace Money and in TIME, Forbes, Fortune, and hundreds of other trusted media outlets. FlexJobs' Founder & CEO Sara Sutton Fell has also launched two additional partner sites, Remote.co and 1 Million for Work Flexibility, to help provide education and awareness about the viability and benefits of remote working and work flexibility.

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