Virtual Vocations Publishes 2016 Year-End Report Highlighting Telecommuting Trends and Insights

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Virtual Vocations publishes their 2016 Year-End Report highlighting telecommuting trends and insights into remote work that will set the tone for 2017.

Virtual Vocations 2016 Year-End Report Infographic

Virtual Vocations 2016 Year-End Report Infographic

"More than 1,800 Virtual Vocations members completed the job board's 2016 Telecommute Job Seeker Survey, allowing the company to gain valuable insight into the needs of telecommute job seekers across the U.S."

Virtual Vocations – the company behind the largest and most comprehensive online job board featuring telecommute-only jobs – has released their 2016 Year-End Report which outlines the top states for remote work, the most prevalent telecommute job categories, the best home-based job in each telecommuting career field, the top 10 telecommute-friendly employers for the year, and the results of their largest survey of active telecommuters and telecommute job seekers.

Telecommuting Key Findings:

Throughout 2016, Virtual Vocations extracted data on the state of telecommuting in the U.S. Within the 2016 Year-End Report, Virtual Vocations concluded the following:

  • Vermont has the highest number of available telecommute jobs per member of the civilian labor force
  • Information Technology represents the most prevalent telecommute job category, with Software Developer emerging as the best telecommute job within the field
  • UnitedHealth Group posted more remote jobs than any other telecommute-friendly employer

Telecommute Jobseeker Demographics:

More than 1,800 registered Virtual Vocations members volunteered to complete the job board’s 2016 Telecommute Job Seeker Survey.

The survey’s results produced a profile of the average individual interested in telecommuting:

  • 82.3% have obtained some form of post-secondary degree or diploma
  • 77.6% are seeking telecommuting jobs and, at the time of the survey, were not actively working in a remote capacity
  • 48% are age 50 or older
  • 42.3% care for children or a family member in their homes on a regular basis

The greatest number of respondents live in one of four states: California, Florida, Texas, New York; however, survey responses were received from telecommuters and job seekers across the U.S. and abroad

Virtual Vocations separated the responses of survey participants into two categories: 1) respondents who are actively working in a telecommuting capacity; 2) respondents who are not actively telecommuting but who are seeking telecommuting jobs.

Among the actively telecommuting Virtual Vocations survey respondents, more than half telecommute 100% of the time and have at least five years of telecommuting experience. Respondents who work as employees versus independent contractors were virtually even; however, the majority of respondents had experienced a decrease in spending and increase in quality of life since they began telecommuting.

Read the full report on Virtual Vocations’ National Work and Family Month survey results at Virtual Vocations.

About Virtual Vocations: Virtual Vocations is the largest and most comprehensive online database of telecommute-only jobs. Offering more than 40 diverse career categories, Virtual Vocations is committed to helping job seekers gain an advantage in the competitive telecommute job market by finding quality job leads faster and easier. Virtual Vocations has assisted over a million people in their search for flexible, telecommute jobs and is dedicated to bringing subscribers scam-free job leads that offer some form of telecommuting or virtual work. Virtual Vocations is a private, family-owned and 100% virtual company incorporated in Tucson, AZ.

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