Who wants to work from home? Would a remote job opportunity appeal to you? Telecommuting is a growing niche that you should take advantage of.
According to Global Workplace Analytics, 3.3 million people or 2.6% of the US workforce currently work from home. One infographic we stumbled upon expects that 43% of US workers will telecommute in some capacity by 2016. That would save the US economy $650 billion and reduce oil consumption by 280 million barrels per year. On a global scale, remote work is already quite popular with 1 in 5 people telecommuting. Are you telecommuting for your job yet?
Not only is telecommuting great for workers, it’s also great for companies. It creates happier employees, reduces costs, and boosts efficiency. Who wouldn’t want that? As long as workers can buckle down and get quality work done on time, telecommuting is full of potential. It’s what people want and technology allows us to do it. Why not take advantage of it?
There are already lots of companies that offer remote job opportunities. One website called FlexJobs focuses on the remote work niche. They sorted through a list of 25,000 pre-screened companies with flexible work options to compile a list of the best work from home employers. We highlight the top 20 below, head over to Flex Jobs for the full list:
- United Health Group
- American Express
- First Data
- Overland Solutions Inc
- US Department of Transportation
- Pay Junction
- Connections Academy
- HD Supply
Nearly every industry offers work from home opportunities – sales, health care, IT, government, education. Obviously there are some jobs that don’t allow for telecommuting – ski instructing, Alaskan fishing industry, or roadkill collector, but there are lots of remote options out there. One of the best places to look for remote jobs is with the federal government.
When you’re searching for work from home employers, look for big name companies with legit job listings. There are plenty of Internet work from home scams that promise big bucks, but no one is actually making a thousand dollars an hour entering data on the beach and eating cookies. To find jobs with work from home employers, you still need the skills, the resume, the work visas, and the experience to be a successful job candidate. It’s just like any other job. You have to search, apply, interview, and get hired.
Do your research about work from home employers and telecommuting jobs. It’s a growing part of the workforce. If it works for you start your search for remote jobs on the JobMonkey job board.