It’s a job seeker’s market, with low unemployment, projected pay raises, and nearly two-thirds of U.S. employers planning to hire full-time, permanent workers in the second half of 2018. To help job seekers interested in finding flexible jobs, FlexJobs has identified the “Top 40 Companies Hiring for Flexible Jobs” during the last year. This list is based on an analysis of over 50,000 companies and looks specifically at their flexible job posting histories in the FlexJobs database between July 31, 2017, and July 31, 2018. A “flexible job” is defined as a professional-level job that has a telecommuting, flexible schedule, part-time, or freelance component.  

The top 10 career categories hiring for flexible jobs in 2018, according to the FlexJobs database, are: 

1. Sales 

2. Computer & IT 

3. Medical & Health 

4. Customer Service 

5. Education & Training 

5. Account/Project Management 

7. Administrative

8. Accounting & Finance 

9. Marketing 

10. HR & Recruiting  

“Companies are competing in a tight labor market, and in order to attract and retain top talent, they need to better meet employees’ expectations about what it means to have a fulfilling and healthy career—and at the top of that list is the desire for work flexibility,” said Sara Sutton, founder and CEO of FlexJobs. “So we have seen and expect to continue seeing the flexible job marketplace diversify, as companies across all sizes and industries recognize it as a top perk for employees, as well bringing bottom-line benefits to them,” Sutton concluded. 

Below are the top 10 companies, excluding staffing agencies, that recruited for the most flexible jobs since July 2017 on FlexJobs, as well as examples of flexible jobs currently posted. For the entire top 40 companies hiring for flexible jobs, visit:  

 1. UnitedHealth Group 

 2. Pearson 

 3. SAP 

 4. Hilton 

 5. BAYADA Home Health Care 

 6. Aetna 

 7. AFIRM 

 8. Kaplan 

 9. Anthem, Inc. 

 10. Leidos 


Statistics that demonstrate the impact and growth in flexible work options: 

• According to a forecast of employment trends by the World Economic Forum, work flexibility is one of the biggest drivers of transformation in the workplace

• 75% of companies worldwide have introduced flexible working policies to enable employees to vary their hours and use the latest technologies to work remotely. 

• 89% of employers worldwide believe flexible working helps their business grow

• If every firm in the country adopted work flexibility, the economy could save about $15 billion annually.  

• The number of people who say they’ve quit a job due to lack of flexibility has nearly doubled from 17% in 2014 to 32% in 2017. 

• 53% of professionals work remotely at least half of the week—and increasingly, employers are embracing remote work and other flexible options.