If you’re a military spouse, you may be very well-versed with the challenges of sustaining a career while supporting your significant other. Keeping your own job profile alive and well takes real focus. One way to improve your chances is to scope out military spouse-friendly employers that can offer you supportive career opportunities.
But how do you find such employers? Our 2020 list of the Top 100 Companies with Remote Jobs details the employers that hired for the most remote jobs over the last year. On this list, 29 companies are also part of the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP), a Department of Defense program that helps military spouses connect with employers that are committed to recruiting and hiring military spouses.
Mika Cross, Vice President of Employer Engagement at FlexJobs, attended the Department of Defense Spouse Ambassador Network Meeting in January where she highlighted the MSEP companies named to the FlexJobs Top 100 list.
At the meeting, Cross noted that Mininia Hawkins from the Department of Defense Military Community Support Programs, addressed the attendees. “What an awesome opportunity to highlight each of these companies’ efforts and hard work to help ensure military spouses can obtain and maintain meaningful employment, regardless of geographic location!”
These 29 companies on our list are a great place to find remote jobs that mesh with your military lifestyle.
Top 29 Remote-Friendly Companies for Military Spouses
Kelly Services is a staffing agency that annually provides nearly half a million workers with employment opportunities. Kelly Services specializes in placing workers in diverse industries, such as accounting and finance, administrative, automotive, engineering, information technology, life sciences, call centers, and much more.
SYKES is a leading provider of customer contact management solutions to clients worldwide. SYKES serves industry leaders around the world, providing many Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 companies across the leisure, technology, communications, transportation, financial services, and healthcare markets with sales, multichannel, technical, and analytical support.
Concentrix is a leading global provider of business services that enable high-quality communication between clients and customers. From acquiring customers to renewing them, the company provides the support clients need to satisfy customer interaction requirements.
Williams-Sonoma, a multichannel specialty retailer of quality home products, was established in 1956. Brands in the Williams-Sonoma family include some of the most recognized names in home furnishings, including Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, West Elm, Mark and Graham, and Rejuvenation.
UnitedHealth Group is a diversified healthcare company comprised of two businesses: United Healthcare, a provider of benefits and insurance coverage; and Optum, a leading provider of technology and information-enabled health services. It provides benefits services and healthcare coverage to clients and consumers in all 50 states and in 125 countries worldwide.
TTEC is a business process outsourcing company that helps clients in a broad range of industries improve their customer relationships. TTEC operates offices across the globe, including delivery centers in 24 countries, giving team members valuable opportunities to work with diverse clients.
Humana is a leading healthcare company that offers a variety of health, wellness, and insurance products and services designed to offer an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. Founded in 1961, Humana now represents over 13.8 million medical members nationwide and is recognized as the nation’s third-largest health insurance provider.
Dell was established to provide people worldwide with greater access to technology. The company has played an instrumental role in molding the digital landscape across the globe, and its team is “driven by the desire to drive human progress through technology.” Products, services, and solutions offered by Dell and its family of brands are wide in range, from cloud-based products to data protection, networking, servers, and more.
Aetna, a Fortune 500 company, is one of the nation’s premier healthcare benefits companies. Aetna offers a wide range of health insurance services and products to over 50 million network members, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, disability, and group life plans.
Robert Half International is a global professional staffing and consulting firm. Distinguished as the “world’s first and largest specialized financial recruitment service,” Robert Half is an S&P 500 company cited on the Forbes Global 2000 list of the world’s largest public companies.
Amazon is the largest online retailer in the world. Through its online marketplace, the Fortune 500 company offers traditional and e-books, furniture, household items, apparel, electronics, music, movies, and a vast selection of other products.
SAIC was founded in 1969 to create scientific and technical products used in industries such as national security, energy, environment, infrastructure, government, and health. The services offered by SAIC include commercial outsourcing, criminal justice, cybersecurity, life sciences, maritime, information technology, health solutions, and transportation.
Hilton is a global hotel management company, founded in 1919. With a portfolio of 17 of the best-performing brands in its industry, Hilton’s network encompasses 5,800 properties spanning 114 countries and territories.
Sutherland is a worldwide process transformation company that “rethinks and rebuilds processes for the digital age.” Combining data analytics and design thinking, the company helps clients in multiple industries realize their potential through improved and automated customer experiences.
Thermo Fisher Scientific is a global biotechnology product development company that strives to enable customers to make the world a cleaner, healthier, and safer place to live. Thermo Fisher Scientific leads a team of more than 50,000 professionals around the world and encourages its staff to create meaningful solutions, improve technologies, and build satisfying careers.
World Travel Holdings, founded in 2005, is one of the United States’ largest travel distributors. Also the world’s largest cruise agency, World Travel Holdings maintains an extensive portfolio of 40 top industry brands, such as Cruises.com, Vacation Outlet, Cruise411, Rooms.com, Island Hideaways, CruisesOnly, and LuxuryOnly.
Enterprise Holdings is the largest rental car company in North America. With a global network of over 7,200 neighborhood and airport locations in over 30 countries, Enterprise Holdings is comprised of multiple brands, including Alamo, Enterprise, and National Car Rental.
A leading healthcare management company, Magellan Health offers services in managed care, behavioral healthcare, imaging management, Medicaid health services, and pharmacy management. Magellan Health works with health plans, employers, government agencies, consumers, service providers, and employees to serve over 50 million members.
A science and technology company, Leidos provides services and products to the national security, health, and engineering industries. High-technology products developed by Leidos include customized and standard hardware; software, such as security instruments; automatic equipment identification (AEI) technology; sensors; and nondestructive imaging.
Wells Fargo is a community-based financial services company that provides a diverse range of services, including banking, insurance, investments, mortgages, and consumer and business finance. Wells Fargo has over 22,000 domestic and international Wells Fargo branches, ATMs, and various distribution channels.
Boldly is a premium subscription staffing company. Boldly provides clients with talented remote staffers, handling the hiring and ongoing employment on their behalf. By enrolling in its monthly subscription service, clients can access skilled executive assistants, support personnel, project managers, and marketers.
Apex Systems, an IT staffing and workforce solutions firm, provides recruiting and staffing services. Founded in 1995 by three Virginia Tech classmates, Apex Systems has experienced tremendous growth over the years and now serves thousands of clients nationwide.
JPMorgan Chase is a global financial services firm and the sixth-largest bank in the world by assets, which exceed $2.5 trillion. JPMorgan Chase offers a range of services and products, including investment and wealth management, commercial banking, private equity, treasury services, private banking, and more.
CVS Health is a leading healthcare company and the nation’s largest provider of healthcare services and prescriptions, fulfilling over 1 billion annual prescriptions. CVS Health manages over 9,500 pharmacy stores and a thriving online pharmacy, as well as 1,100 MinuteClinic locations to serve an average of 5 million customers every day.
Wayfair is an online retailer with over 7 million products from 12,000 brands. Wayfair products encompass numerous departments, such as appliances, baby and kids, bed and bath, décor and pillows, kitchen and tabletop, home improvement, furniture, rugs, lighting, and storage and organization.
Johnson & Johnson has been providing health and wellness products for more than 120 years. By combining science and research, Johnson & Johnson has developed well-loved, popular products available throughout the world. Popular brands include Neutrogena, Aveeno, Clean & Clear, Band-Aid, Tylenol, Listerine, and many more.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel is a leading, global business travel and meeting events management company. CWT provides cutting-edge technology solutions that allow clients to deliver their products and services in a secure, cost-effective, and practical way.
ADP, founded in 1949, is one of the world’s largest providers of business outsourcing and human capital management solutions. ADP offers a wide range of human resource, payroll, talent management, tax, and benefits administration solutions from a single source and helps clients comply with regulatory and legislative changes.
An information technology services company, CACI International serves many of the nation’s federal government agencies in the healthcare, defense, intelligence, and homeland security sectors. CACI’s services include business systems, communications, command-and-control solutions, cybersecurity, healthcare delivery system modernization, enterprise IT, and more.
Why Remote Work Is a Great Fit for Military Spouses
In a survey conducted by FlexJobs and Blue Star Families, 32% of military spouses have had to leave a job at least three times because of a military-related move.
At FlexJobs, we love to help military spouses find gainful employment that is remote or flexible. This type of work setup allows military spouses to often take their job with them, wherever they may live, and provides job continuity that can be difficult to achieve otherwise.
Having a remote job can also lead to better work-life balance, financial independence, alleviated child-care issues, and improved mental health. Without the stress of finding a new job with each move, a flexible employer can be the answer to a better work life and personal life.
Here’s how finding a remote job helped these FlexJobs members and military spouses:
“I wanted to find a more flexible job because my husband is in the Air Force. With the unpredictable nature of his job, I wanted something of my own that I could do that wasn’t tied to a specific location. I wasn’t aware that there were some companies that are 100% remote (like mine). Now I know that there are many other opportunities I can take advantage of in the future that fit my needs better than a traditional position.” —Danielle V.
“It can be incredibly difficult to start over in your career each time the Army requires you to relocate. Being able to keep my position throughout (many moves) has enabled me to grow within one organization, which has been wonderful! It’s not just the ability to take my job with me through moves. I’ve also felt like having a remote and flexible position has given me better work-life balance, and helped me to feel more productive and in control of my life!” —Audrey F.
Using FlexJobs for Your Job Search
FlexJobs is here to support military spouses in their search for a flexible job. Using FlexJobs for your job search guarantees you a scam-free experience, where you’ll only find verified and real jobs.
We have flexible jobs listed in over 50 career categories to help you find the perfect fit for your skills and needs.
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A version of this article was originally published on July 4, 2018.
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Adrianne Bibby, FlexJobs Staff Writer
Adrianne Bibby is a staff writer at FlexJobs, the premier website for telecommuting, flexible schedule, and freelance job postings. Her writing focuses on work-balance issues, finding joy in your job, and using life experience to transition to a more meaningful,…Read More >
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