FlexJobs Identifies the Top 40 Companies to Watch for Flexible Jobs in 2020

To help job seekers interested in finding flexible jobs, today FlexJobs named the Top 40 Companies to Watch for Flexible Jobs in 2020. This list is based on an analysis of over 52,000 companies and looks specifically at their flexible job posting histories in the FlexJobs’ database between January 1, 2019, and October 31, 2019.  Given the consistent, high volume flexible job hiring practices by these companies in 2019, FlexJobs believes these companies are likely to be strong recruiters for flexible job positions in 2020 as well.

Computer & IT, sales, medical & health, education,  marketing, and finance are among the top career fields for flexible jobs.  A “flexible job” is defined as any professional-level job that offers flexibility in terms of when, where, and how work gets done. Examples include:

  • Remote jobs (a.k.a. telecommute or work-from-home) that are full-time and part-time
  • Freelance (contract) jobs
  • Jobs with flexible schedules or alternative work hours

Below are the top 10 companies with the highest number of flexible job listings in the FlexJobs database between January 1, 2019, and October 31, 2019.

For the entire list of top 40 companies hiring for flexible jobs, please visit: https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/top-40-companies-hiring-for-flexible-jobs/

1. UnitedHealth Group
2. Kelly Services
3. Kaplan
4. Motion Recruitment Partners
5. SAIC – Science Applications International Corporation
6. Robert Half International
7. Amazon
8. Pearson
9. SAP
10. Parallon

Along with this list of 40 flex-friendly companies, FlexJobs also tracks the growth and evolution of the flexible job market.

Here are recent studies and statistics that show what the market looks like today:

  • Businesses that offer “flextime during core business hours” increased from 52% to 57% between 2015 and 2019, according to SHRM’s 2019 study on work benefits
  • In just two years, there’s been a 78% increase in job posts on LinkedIn that mention work flexibility, according to LinkedIn’s Global Talent Trends 2019
  • 74% believe that flexible working has become the new normal, according to an IWG survey
  • 78% cited flexible schedules and remote work as the most effective non-monetary ways to retain employees in 2019, up from 67% in 2018, according to Crain’s Future of Work Survey
  • To attract and retain employees, 44% of businesses have put in place new strategies to permit a more flexible schedule as their chief way of coping with record unemployment and fewer available workers, according to a 2019 USA Today and LinkedIn survey

To help flexible job seekers in the interview process, FlexJobs has also outlined sample responses to tough interview questions, such as those addressing salary, reasons for looking for a new job, and relationships with former bosses.


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