“A surprising number of remote jobs across career levels and industries can be performed without any location requirements, which is amazing for professionals interested in having a more portable job,” said Sara Sutton Fell, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs
Boulder, CO (PRWEB) January 03, 2018
Interest in remote jobs continues to rise as more people want to work outside an office, but those interested in working remotely may be surprised to learn that 95% of remote jobs have a location requirement. Up to 10% of those location-specific positions can be done from anywhere in the U.S., while the remaining 5% can be performed from anywhere in the world. To help job seekers find remote jobs without any specific location requirements, FlexJobs has identified the top 25 companies that posted the most work-from-anywhere job listings during 2017.
From the company’s perspective, offering geographic flexibility gives them access to an extended talent pool and increased employee engagement and retention. Because there are many reasons a company will require remote employees to work from a specific location, any company that allows its remote workers to work from anywhere can stand out to applicants.
“A surprising number of remote jobs across career levels and industries can be performed without any location requirements, which is amazing for professionals interested in having a more portable job. But they need to keep in mind that being a successful remote worker requires certain skills,” said Sara Sutton Fell, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs. “Given the popularity of remote work among professionals (81% say working completely remotely is the most desired type of work flexibility) competition is especially strong to land not only a remote job, but the highly coveted kind of position where you can work from anywhere. Since being a successful remote worker requires some specific skills, showcasing a track record of remote work skills and experience can really boost employment prospects for remote positions. FlexJobs recommends distinct resume and cover letter tactics applicants should use when applying for a remote job,” Sutton Fell concluded.
According to FlexJobs’ annual survey, working to pay for travel is the third most important reason people work, behind paying for basic necessities and saving for retirement, making work-from-anywhere jobs particularly attractive. The presence of travel as a main incentive to work can be very complimentary to fully remote jobs that also support a "digital nomad" lifestyle. Some of the most common work-from-anywhere job titles include writer, translator, customer service professional, tutor, researcher, and editor.
The companies listed below had the highest volume of job listings from January through November 2017 that met the following criteria:
- Either a “U.S. National” or “Work-from-Anywhere” remote job without other location restrictions
- Fully remote jobs that don’t require any time in the office
- Offer either full-time or part-time schedules
These 25 companies represent industries such as education, healthcare, information technology, travel, and finance. They are ordered from highest to lowest for volume of work-from-anywhere job listings during 2017.
1. PRA Health Sciences
3. UnitedHealth Group
6. Anthem, Inc.
8. Western Governors University
9. Grand Canyon University
10. Chamberlain University
11. BCD Travel
12. Walden University
22. Wells Fargo
23. Connections Education
24. Rasmussen College
25. PPD - Pharmaceutical Product Development
To learn more, visit: https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/top-companies-work-from-anywhere-remote-jobs/ or please contact Kathy Gardner at kgardner(at)flexjobs(dot)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, CNBC and Marketplace Money and in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Forbes, Fortune, Fast Company 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.