FlexJobs Names the Top 10 States with Most Telecommuting Jobs

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California, Texas and New York offered the highest number of state-specific telecommuting-friendly jobs in 2015

"While telecommuting can be done from anywhere with reliable internet access, many people are surprised to learn that the vast majority of telecommuting jobs do have some type of geography requirement," said Sara Sutton Fell, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs."

After analyzing the job posting activity of over 40,000 companies in its database, FlexJobs has identified the top ten states where companies recruited the most state-based telecommuters in 2015. For the second year in a row, California, Texas and New York lead the states with the highest number of telecommuting job postings. North Carolina and Massachusetts replaced Arizona and New Jersey among the top ten states for telecommuting jobs compared to 2014.

“While telecommuting can technically be done from anywhere with reliable internet access, many people are surprised to learn that the vast majority of telecommuting jobs do have some type of geography requirement such as city, state, region, or country,” said Sara Sutton Fell, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs. “There are different reasons why an employer might require telecommuters to be in a particular location; they range from personal preference (for example, they might not feel comfortable managing telecommuters from afar), to more strategic (it can be advantageous to have people in different timezones), to more logistical (state tax considerations). Whatever their reason, job seekers should realize that these telecommuting jobs are available in their local areas.

The following ten states had the highest number of work-from-home job listings in 2015. Following each state is a sample of companies who have recently or are currently hiring for telecommuting jobs in that respective state:

1. California: SAP, Groupon and VMware have recruited telecommuters in California
2. Texas: UnitedHealth Group, Ford Motor Company and JPMorgan have recruited telecommuters in Texas
3. New York: Salesforce, Teradata and Kaplan have recruited telecommuters in New York
4. Florida: Aetna, Sodexo and Achieve Test Prep have recruited telecommuters in Florida
5. Illinois: Xerox, McKesson Corporation and Cisco have recruited telecommuters in Illinois
6. Pennsylvania: Cigna, IBM and Thermo Fisher Scientific have recruited telecommuters in Pennsylvania
7. Georgia: Hartford Financial Services Group, Fiserv and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt have recruited telecommuters in Georgia
8. North Carolina: Wells Fargo, Red Hat and Hilton Worldwide have recruited telecommuters in North Carolina
9. Virginia: Amazon, Nielsen and Anthem, Inc. have recruited telecommuters in Virginia
10. Massachusetts: Dell, McKinsey & Company and CVS Health have recruited telecommuters in Massachusetts

And while these ten states have posted most frequently for telecommuting jobs, there are also great companies that offer jobs that can be done from anywhere in the U.S. and even from anywhere in the world.

The national yearly average of personal savings per telecommuter is approximately $10,500. The typical telecommuter, according to data from the U.S. Census, is a 49 year-old, college educated, salaried non-union employee in a management or professional role who earns $58,000 a year, and works for a company with more than 100 employees.

4.5 percent of U.S. workers telecommute every day. The top three career fields hiring telecommuters in 2015 include computer/IT, healthcare and sales. Full-time telecommuting is the most popular choice for those seeking flexible work while companies also benefit from increased productivity, reduced overhead costs, and better recruiting and retention. Opportunities for telecommuters range from entry level to C-level and include both part-time and full-time schedules.

For more information on the top states, companies and positions hiring, visit: https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/states-with-the-most-telecommuting-jobs

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. Sutton Fell is also the creator of The TRaD* Works Conference (*Telecommuting, Remote, & Distributed), dedicated to helping companies leverage the benefits of telecommuting, remote and distributed teams.

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