Leading remote career service sees 20% increase in remote jobs
BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- FlexJobs, the leading career service specializing in remote and flexible jobs, today releases its 10th annual list of the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2023. The list is based on an analysis of approximately 58,000 companies and their remote job posting histories in the FlexJobs database between January 1, 2022, and December 31, 2022. These 100 companies had the highest number of remote job openings throughout 2022. A "remote job" is defined as a professional-level job that allows the worker to work from home either entirely or part of the time.
Having a choice of work environment and location is now a key factor for the majority of job seekers when evaluating new career opportunities. According to FlexJobs, 97 percent of workers want some form of remote work.
"As leaders in the remote job marketplace, we are thrilled to once again shine a light on the employers that have made remote hiring a priority for their businesses," said Sara Sutton, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs. "As it was when we first created the Top 100 list a decade ago, our goal in identifying these remote-friendly employers is to help job seekers connect to remote career opportunities and to celebrate the companies championing for a more flexible future of work. Even amid current economic uncertainty and challenges, the continued interest and investment in remote work has created a healthy, robust marketplace for remote career opportunities," Sutton concluded.
About the Top Companies for Remote Jobs
FlexJobs saw a 20 percent increase in the number of remote job listings in 2022 over 2021, compared to 12 percent growth the previous year. The threshold for employers to make FlexJobs' Top 100 list has increased from previous years, meaning companies had to have a higher number of remote job listings in order to earn the distinction. Companies on the list span a variety of industries, such as biotech, business services, education, finance, healthcare, insurance, retail, software development, staffing and recruiting, and travel.
Recognized for providing "unparalleled" job flexibility and work-life balance to its home-based talent, LiveOps earned the number one spot on the 2023 Top 100 list, hiring for various remote jobs in areas like medical and health, customer service, sales, and insurance. Working Solutions and TTEC took second and third places on the list.
Twenty-eight companies appeared on the annual list for the first time, showcasing the diverse body of employers embracing remote work, such as Airbnb, Allstate, DoorDash, Reddit, and Lyft.
At the same time, seven companies have made FlexJobs' list of top remote employers each year since 2014. CVS Health, Elevance Health, Kelly, PAREXEL, SAP, Stride, Inc., and UnitedHealth Group are great examples of long-time proponents of remote work.
Additional well-known brands such as Amazon, American Red Cross, PNC, and Williams-Sonoma also earned the distinction of being a top company for remote jobs.
Kelly, fifth on the list, recognizes the key role remote work continues to play in shaping their dynamic workplace and recruiting efforts. According to Chief People Officer Amy Bouque, "Kelly has offered work-from-home options for more than a decade, and we're proud to be among this group of elite companies who are committed to providing flexible work arrangements. Remote and hybrid work enhances our ability to recruit top talent and contributes to a vibrant, productive workplace where unique work styles are supported," Bouque said.
Literably, also ranking on this year's list, values the role of remote work in supporting their company mission. "We rely on a dedicated team to achieve our mission of delivering fast, accurate, and actionable reading assessment data to teachers, and our partnership with FlexJobs has allowed us to fulfill this promise to schools around the country," said Chris Harty, VP of Customer Success at Literably. "Our team members who come to us through FlexJobs enjoy the flexibility of working on their own schedule, while contributing to the effort to support reading outcomes for children," Harty added.
About the Top Remote Career Categories
With remote work shifting largely from a pandemic-era policy to a permanent business solution throughout 2022, there are a number of career categories providing steady and promising prospects for remote jobs.
The top seven career categories that had the most number of remote job postings in the FlexJobs database in 2022:
1. Computer & IT
3. Accounting & Finance
4. Project Management
5. Medical & Health
6. HR & Recruiting
7. Customer Service
Select categories among these top career fields experienced high growth rates, specifically accounting and finance (31%), HR and recruiting (22%), and marketing (20%). This growth built on the momentum established in 2021.
Computer/IT, project management, and medical and health grew more modestly, while customer service dropped six percent.
Other categories for remote jobs, although lower in total volume, also experienced growth. Non-profit (55%), communications (39%), and legal (33%) saw significant growth in remote job postings in 2022 compared to 2021.
Conversely, historically strong categories such as sales and education did not grow in the past year. Sales stayed stagnant, while education fell four percent.
About the Top Remote Job Titles
The majority of remote postings in the FlexJobs database were for experienced-level roles (62%), with manager (20%) and senior-level roles (12%) representing approximately one-third of postings. The remaining six percent were for entry-level.
The top 10 remote job postings on FlexJobs during 2022:
2. Executive Assistant
3. Customer Service Representative
4. Senior Financial Analyst
6. Project Manager
7. Technical Writer
8. Product Marketing Manager
9. Customer Success Manager
10. Graphic Designer
By comparison, the top 10 most searched remote job terms from job seekers on FlexJobs in 2022:
2. Data Entry
3. Customer Service
5. Executive Assistant
7. Project Manager
10. Virtual Assistant
To support remote job seekers, FlexJobs is kicking off 2023 with its Remote Work Virtual Job Fair on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at noon ET. Designed to bring employers and job seekers together virtually, the live, online event will easily connect FlexJobs members with companies seeking to hire people to work from home. Visit flexjobs.vfairs.com to register and learn more.
To view the entire 2023 Top 100 Companies for Remote Jobs list, please visit https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/100-top-companies-with-remote-jobs-2023 or contact Shanna Briggs at [email protected] for more information.
FlexJobs is the leading career service specializing in remote, hybrid, and flexible jobs, with over 135 million people having used its resources since 2007. FlexJobs provides the highest-quality database of vetted remote and flexible job listings, from entry-level to executive, startups to public companies, part-time to full-time. To support job seekers in all phases of their career journey, FlexJobs also offers extensive expert advice, career coaching services, webinars, and other resources. In parallel, FlexJobs works with leading companies to recruit quality remote talent and optimize their remote and flexible workplace. A trusted source for data, trends, and insight, FlexJobs has been cited extensively in top national outlets, including CNN, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, CNBC, Forbes magazine, and many more. FlexJobs also has partner sites Remote.co and Job-Hunt.org to help round out its content and job search offerings. Follow FlexJobs on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.
Shanna Briggs, FlexJobs, 866-991-9222, [email protected]