FlexJobs Names the Top Career Categories and Companies for Freelance Job Listings

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35% of the total U.S. workforce currently freelance; these are the top career categories and companies hiring

“The type of freelance job opportunities available in the job marketplace has grown substantially over the last decade, covering a wide range of industries,” said Sara Sutton Fell, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs

According a survey from FlexJobs, freelancers enjoy work on average more than their non-freelance counterparts. To demonstrate the various opportunities in the freelance job marketplace and help freelancers connect to jobs they enjoy, FlexJobs has identified the top 10 career categories and the top 30 companies hiring freelancers so far in 2018. These lists are based on an analysis of over 49,000 companies and their freelance job posting histories in FlexJobs’ database between January 1 and February 28, 2018.

Computer & IT, Accounting & Finance, HR & Recruiting, Editing, and Administrative are the top five career categories with the most freelance job listings in 2018. Kelly Services, Real Staffing and Kforce are the top three companies hiring freelancers. Examples of current diverse freelance job listings include data analyst, receptionist, project manager, bookkeeper, content designer, QA specialist, chemist, proposal writer, and HR specialist.

“The type of freelance job opportunities available in the job marketplace has grown substantially over the last decade, covering a wide range of industries,” said Sara Sutton Fell, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs. “The demographics of freelancers are just as varied, spanning generations, educational backgrounds, and career levels, but they share an important commonality, which is that they freelance because they value work-life balance and flexible work arrangements can help them achieve it,” Sutton Fell concluded.

Below are the top 15 companies, ordered from greatest to least, for the number of freelance job postings during the first two months of 2018. The majority of companies featured on this list are staffing agencies and hire for a variety of positions. For the full list of 30 companies and the top 10 career categories with the most freelance job listings, please visit: https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/top-freelance-career-fields-companies-hiring

1. Kelly Services
2. Real Staffing
3. Kforce
4. Accounting Principals
5. Randstad
6. Ajilon
7. Dahl Consulting
8. Computer Futures
9. Onward Search
10. Robert Half
11. Creative Group
12. Aerotek
13. TEKsystems
14. Adecco
15. VocoVision

According to a new study by WiseBrand, 42% of freelancers reach their earning goal within their first year of freelancing. 52% of those who reached their earning goal within one year earn above $75,000 per year.

Tips for Landing a Freelance Job

There are a number of different ways to find freelance jobs. Below are some tips to consider:

1. Figure out your freelance niche.
2. Set up a solid freelance foundation.
3. Consider your network.
4. Reach out to old employers.
5. Drum up new business.

For more information please contact Kathy Gardner at kgardner@flexjobs.com.

About FlexJobs

FlexJobs is committed to helping people find a better way to work. As the leading online service for professionals seeking remote, flexible schedule, part-time, and freelance jobs, FlexJobs offers opportunities in over 50 career categories, ranging from entry-level to executive and freelance to full-time. FlexJobs also sets itself apart by providing job seekers with a better, safer, and more efficient way to find professional and legitimate flexible jobs. Having helped nearly three million people in their job searches, FlexJobs has appeared in CNN, CNBC, TIME, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and hundreds of other trusted media outlets. To further assist people in bettering their lives through flexible and remote work, 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.

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