“Given the current situation, I am not surprised to see a really healthy amount of listings for freelance jobs that can be done remotely,” said Sara Sutton, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs.
BOULDER, Colo. (PRWEB) May 11, 2020
To help connect job seekers to remote-friendly freelance job opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic, FlexJobs has analyzed its database to determine the top 25 companies that posted the most number of remote freelance jobs during the last two months. Specifically, this list is based on an analysis of over 54,000 companies and their remote freelance job posting histories in the FlexJobs database between March 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020. A remote freelance job refers to a freelance job that can be done either fully or partially from home.
The number of freelance jobs with remote options in the FlexJobs database increased by 24% in April 2020 over March 2020.
“Given the current situation, I am not surprised to see a really healthy amount of listings for freelance jobs that can be done remotely,” said Sara Sutton, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs. “Although the pandemic has driven overall unemployment numbers up dramatically, we can look at the last recession as an historical point of reference for potential impact on freelancers. During the last recession, remote freelance job listings actually increased even as in-office jobs were declining, due primarily to the fact that these types of jobs can provide more economical options for companies,” Sutton concluded.
Below are the top 10 companies, ordered from greatest to least, for the number of freelance job postings during March and April, as well as examples of recent job postings, active as of May 11, at the respective companies. To access the full list of companies, please visit: https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/companies-that-hire-remote-freelance-jobs/
According to HR.com’s “State of Free Agent Nation & Contingent Workforce 2020” report, staffing and temp agencies are most likely to be sourced for acquiring contingent workers.This is reflected in FlexJobs’ data as well, with this list heavily composed of staffing agencies. The education industry is also well-represented.
- Speech Language Pathologist
- Teacher for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- Patient Services Representative
- Senior Accountant
- Commercial Loan Specialist
- Senior Front End Developer
- Contract Specialist, Paralegal
- Customer Service Representative
5. Robert Half International:
- Event Coordinator
- Mergers and Acquisitions Attorney
6. Soliant Health:
- Child Psychiatrist - Teletherapy
- Data Analyst
- Data Scientist
8. Kelly Services:
- Program Manager
- User Experience and Visual Designer
- Curriculum Alignment, High School Math
- High School Teacher, Computer Science
- Clinical Study Manager
- VMware Administrator
Historically, the career fields below are most likely to hire for freelance jobs, and remain solid industries for job seekers to consider even during this time.
- Computer & IT
- Accounting & Finance
- HR & Recruiting
- Editing, Proofreading, and Writing
- Project Management
When searching for freelance jobs, there are a number of different terms for job seekers to consider. These can be used to help find freelance job openings, and describe oneself to potential clients.
- Freelance job: A person works for themselves, rather than for a company. While freelancers do take on contract work for companies and organizations, they are ultimately self-employed
- Contract work: Working as a temporary contract worker, rather than a permanent employee
- Independent contractor: Work terms are specified by a contract with another company or individual, which is how the IRS classifies this type of work
- 1099: Used to describe the type of job. Refers to the IRS form an independent contractor fills out: form 1099-MISC
- Contract consultant: Someone who is hired for temporary consultations for specific issues within a company
- Contract-to-hire: A job that begins as a freelance, independent contractor position but has the potential to become a regular employee position if things go well
FlexJobs is also currently providing many resources to help everyone navigate the many work challenges amid the coronavirus.
For more information please visit https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/companies-that-hire-remote-freelance-jobs/ or contact Kathy Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
FlexJobs is a premium online job service for professionals seeking flexible work, specializing in full-time and part-time remote jobs, employee and freelance jobs, and on-site jobs with flexible, part-time, and alternative schedules. Since its start in 2007, FlexJobs has helped more than 4 million people in their job searches and has created the largest vetted database of legitimate flexible job opportunities in over 50 career categories. In addition, FlexJobs provides robust career support, including curated expert resources and career coaching services, to partner with job seekers in all phases of their journey. A trusted source in the media, FlexJobs has been cited in top national outlets such as CNN, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNBC, Forbes, and many others. FlexJobs' Founder & CEO Sara Sutton 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 flexible work. Sutton is the creator of The TRaD* Works Forum (*Telecommuting, Remote, & Distributed), dedicated to helping companies leverage the benefits of telecommuting, remote and distributed teams.