Thousands of Jobs Across Diverse Industries Added to the FlexJobs Database in 2016
Despite misconceptions that only certain career fields such as computer/IT, marketing and writing recruit flexible workers, FlexJobs reports that they have added hundreds of new employers from a wide variety of industries into its database this year. These companies need to fill telecommuting, part-time, freelance, and flexible job openings.
In total, the FlexJobs company database now exceeds 47,000 companies. The companies have all offered flexible jobs in the past, and thousands are currently hiring for flexible jobs. With 80 percent of U.S. companies currently offering flexible work arrangements, opportunities for flexible job seekers have increased in recent years. FlexJobs has experienced a 74 percent increase in companies featured in its database since 2013.
“The flexible job market continues to grow and diversify, with companies such as Cisco, CVS Health, and USDA joining the many other employers now recognizing the benefits of incorporating flexible workers into their business model,”said Sara Sutton Fell, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs. “The movement towards win-win flexible work options such as telecommuting, flexible schedules, and freelance work will continue to grow stronger in 2017, and FlexJobs is proud to have created a space that facilitates connecting forward-thinking companies with qualified candidates.”
The highest number of new employers came from the Consulting, Computer/IT, Education, Finance, Marketing, Medical and Health, and Nonprofit industries, with a wide range of other career categories also represented, such as Arts & Entertainment, Environmental, Government, HR, Insurance, Fashion, Travel, Legal, Pharmaceutical, Retail, Research, and Sports & Fitness.
Job titles these companies have recruited for are extremely diverse and often surprising because common assumptions lead people to falsely believe that many jobs are not conducive to flexible options. However, job titles often include corporate development director, field marketing manager, network security engineer, senior business analyst, technical lead, project director, customer service advisor and mortgage loan officer.
Examples of companies across a variety of industries that have joined FlexJobs during 2016 include:
Arts & Entertainment: Entertainment Cruises, Museum Hack, A Noise Within
Computer/IT: Cisco, Appirio, Toptal
Education: The New Teacher Project, Johns Hopkins University, VIPKID
Environmental: AirMD, Rainforest Trust, Grid Energy
Finance: Citizens Bank, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo
Government: USDA, FBI, PAE
Human Resources: Computer Futures, ExecuSearch, Konsus
Insurance: New York Life, MetLife, Asurion
Legal: JuriLytics, DTI Global, RecordTrak
Marketing: Tempesta Media, 89 Degrees, Group Twenty Seven
Medical and Health: CVS Health, Cardinal Health, Altegra Health
Nonprofit: Wikimedia Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, Future Founders
Research: Midwest Biomedical Research Foundation, Friends Research Institute Inc., 2020
Sports & Fitness: Yoga Download, Great Technique Dance Academy, Soccer Sparks
Travel: Hello Scout, Vantage Deluxe World Travel, Latin Excursions
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 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.