“Since founding FlexJobs over ten years ago, the flexible job marketplace has steadily grown and diversified,” said Sara Sutton Fell, CEO & Founder of FlexJobs.
BOULDER, Colo. (PRWEB) October 16, 2017
To help job seekers interested in finding flexible jobs and to celebrate National Flex Day this month, FlexJobs has identified the Top 50 Companies Hiring for Flexible Jobs during the last year. This list is based on an analysis of over 40,000 companies and and looks specifically at their flexible job posting histories in the FlexJobs’ database between September 30, 2016 and September 30, 2017.
A “flexible job” is defined as a professional-level job that has a telecommuting, flexible schedule, part-time, or freelance component. The overall availability of flexible jobs has been increasing, with FlexJobs experiencing a 17% increase in the number of flexible jobs posted in its database between September 2016 and September 2017.
“Since founding FlexJobs over ten years ago, the flexible job marketplace has steadily grown and diversified, as companies across sizes and industries not only respond to job seekers’ demands for flexibility but also recognize the bottom line benefits of adopting flexible work policies,” said Sara Sutton Fell, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs. “In addition to the growth of available flexible jobs, there are other signs that work flexibility is becoming more acceptable in the workplace as well. For example, the majority (72%) of respondents to our 2017 Work Flexibility Survey said they aren’t worried that a flexible work arrangement will hurt their career progression. And while some respondents said they would be willing to exchange benefits, such as vacation time or retirement savings, to have work flexibility, almost half (43%) said that should not be necessary. This is strong indication that work flexibility is no longer considered a negotiating strategy or perk but, increasingly, an expected job benefit,” Sutton Fell concluded.
Below are the top 10 companies, excluding staffing agencies, that recruited for the most flexible jobs since September 2016, as well as examples of flexible jobs currently posted. Education, healthcare, computer and IT, and research are among the industries represented on the list. For all top 50 companies hiring for flexible jobs, please visit: https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/top-companies-hiring-for-flexible-jobs/
-Part Time Bilingual Retail Sales Consultant
-Consultant Professional Services
2. UnitedHealth Group
-Director Clinical Pharmacy
-Clinical Appeals RN
-LSAT Prep Instructor
-Adjunct Professor of Law
4. Hilton Worldwide
-Camp Grande Counselor
5. Carolinas HealthCare System
-Bilingual Field Interviewer
7. Day & Zimmerman
-Network Control Specialist
-Senior Payroll Analyst
8. Allina Health
-Coding Data Specialist
-Cyber Defense Architecture Director
-Environmental Health And Safety Professional
-Family Academic Support Liaison
-High School Math Teacher
Facts about flexible work:
-Employees are willing to leave their current job for one that offers greater flexibility and financial rewards.
-80 percent of U.S. companies offer flexible work arrangements.
-Work-life balance, family, time savings, and commute stress are the most common reasons people seek flexible work arrangements
-Work flexibility is important to many different groups: working parents, entrepreneurs, freelancers, millennials, retirees, military spouses, introverts, caregivers, people in economically depressed or rural areas, digital nomads, and others
-If every firm in the country adopted work flexibility, the economy could save about $15 billion annually,
-Telecommuting (the most preferred type of flexible work arrangement) has grown 115 percent in the U.S. between 2005 and 2015
For those interested in learning more about flexible work today, please join the “State of National Flex” webinar on Oct. 17th @ 2 p.m., hosted by FlexJobs’ sister organization 1 Million for Work Flexibility. To register, please visit https://www.workflexibility.org/webinar-state-of-national-flex/
For more information contact Kathy Gardner at kgardner(at)flexjobs.com.
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 two 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 Forum (*Telecommuting, Remote, & Distributed), dedicated to helping companies leverage the benefits of telecommuting, remote and distributed teams.