Tech sector leads the way in offering flexible working

US site publishes new list of the best companies to apply to if you’re looking for flexible work

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Tech firms dominate a new list of the top companies to watch for remote work in 2021.

US jobs site FlexJobs has published its annual list of firms that routinely advertise jobs as flexible. The list shows tech and healthcare continue to be the most promising career fields for remote-friendly jobs. The financial industry has also enjoyed sustained growth of remote job opportunities. Customer service and sales remain strong prospects for remote jobs, overall.  

“The coronavirus pandemic has permanently reshaped the workplace and how, when, and where people work,” said Sara Sutton, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs. “Business models have been forever disrupted with the realization that remote work is smart, strategic, and sustainable for companies to embrace, improving not only the bottom line but also providing benefits to the overall workforce.” 

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 “FlexJobs has been compiling our Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Work list since 2014, and although the circumstances for the rapid and massive adoption of its practices are extremely unfortunate, we are excited to see so many more organisations deeply integrating remote work both now and for the future,” Sutton added.

The list is aimed at a US audience. However, exclusively for, FlexJobs drew up a separate list of firms operating globally. UnitedHealth Group emerge on top. Amazon came third behind Cactus Communications. The rest of the top 10 was made up of Oracle, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Salesforce, Ultimate Kronos Group, Twilio, Pearson and IQVIA. Other big names on the list include KPMG, Cisco and Vistaprint.

The latest findings add to previous research carried out by FlexJobs into work during the pandemic. Previous research found 95% of those working from home report they have been as productive or much more productive than they were in the traditional office. 65% of people questioned said they would prefer to work remotely full-time post-pandemic.

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