The COVID-19 pandemic has had a well-documented impact on the workforce, but more companies are hiring for remote positions than ever. Hundreds of companies post new and remote-friendly jobs in our database every day, and FlexJobs saw a 12% increase in remote job listings in August over July 2020.
Specifically, these career categories have seen an increase of more than 50% in remote jobs posted since March 1, 2020:
- Customer Service
- Accounting & Finance
- Project Management
- Mortgage & Real Estate
Many industries that were hit hard during the pandemic and experienced high job loss, such as retail, travel/hospitality, and event planning, translate well into the remote categories that are increasing, like customer service, project management, and sales.
FlexJobs has also seen an increase in the number of new companies recruiting remote workers, with a 10% increase in Q2 over Q1, and a 53% increase in new companies in Q3 over Q2. Amazon, Shopify, and UnitedHealth Group are among those with strong remote job hiring activity since the pandemic started.
To help job seekers find remote jobs, FlexJobs has identified the top 50 companies posting the most remote job openings between March 1 and September 15, 2020.
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50 Companies Hiring for Remote Jobs
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- Robert Half International
- Kelly Services
- UnitedHealth Group
- Keywords Studios
- Accounting Principals
- Apex Systems
- Citizens Bank
- Anthem, Inc.
- PRA Health Sciences
- Achieve Test Prep
- Independence University
- Home Point Financial
- Soliant Health
- Beacon Hill Staffing Group
- eXp Realty
- Momentum Solar
- Guaranteed Rate
- Profit Factory
- LanguageLine Solutions
- Capital Group Companies
- VIPdesk Connect
- Red Hat
How to Find Remote Job Search Success
The pandemic has impacted the job market in countless ways. Millions are unemployed, and many in-person jobs simply cannot be done safely.
Remote positions can offer a lifeline, allowing people to earn an income while safely practicing social distancing. Given the choice, 65% of workers prefer to work remotely full-time after the pandemic is over, and 95% of people currently working remotely say their productivity has been higher or the same as when they worked in an office.
As you search for remote jobs, keep a few tips in mind, so you can search safe, search smart, and land a remote-friendly job.
Hiring practices during the pandemic have shifted, and most interviews are happening entirely online—which can make it harder to figure out which jobs are legitimate. However, there are some obvious signs a job is a scam:
- They want your personal information before you have a job offer.
- You have to pay for expenses up front.
- They offer you a lot of money for very little work (“you’ll be rich in no time!”).
Bottom line: trust your gut. If you think it’s a job search scam, it probably is.
Write Your Resume for a Remote Job
Believe it or not, many people already have the remote-specific skills employers want from candidates. Take a deep dive into your work history to find your remote work skills and highlight those on your resume to potential employers.
Prepare for Your Close Up
You likely won’t have a face-to-face interview anytime soon. But that doesn’t mean you won’t have a virtual interview! Read up on video interview tips to help prepare you for success.
Career Fields and Jobs That Hire Remote Workers
While you can do a wide variety of jobs from home, some of the most common remote job titles include:
Use FlexJobs to Find Remote-Friendly Jobs
Since 2007, FlexJobs has helped job seekers find flexible and remote jobs, and we remain committed to that goal during the pandemic and beyond. With job postings in over 50 categories, our database provides a well-rounded offering of fully vetted, flexible jobs.
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