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50 Companies That Will Let You Work from Home

50 Companies That Will Let You Work from Home
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Many employees are increasingly valuing the option to work from home on a full- or part-time basis.

According to FlexJobs, a job-posting service specializing in remote and flexible job opportunities, the number of telecommuting workers has increased by 103 percent in the past decade, with 22 percent of telecommuters saying they telecommuted more in 2015 than they did the year before.

Some employers are offering more telecommuting opportunities than others. LiveOps, TeleTech, Amazon, Sutherland Global Services and UnitedHealth Group top FlexJob's rankings of this year's best 100 companies for telecommuting and remote jobs.

The ranking includes a range of small to large companies across an assortment of industries. The research revealed that the top seven industries for remote workers are computer and IT, medical and health, sales, administrative, customer service, education and training, and marketing.

The job titles most commonly associated with remote opportunities include writer, engineer, marketing manager, health care consultant, case manager, development director, recruiter, sales representative, account executive, IT analyst, clinical research associate, project manager and interpreter/translator. [Is Telecommuting Right For You? ]

"Remote working is on the rise, and this acceleration is great news for anyone wishing to trade the office for a telecommuting job," Sara Sutton Fell, founder and CEO of FlexJobs, said in a statement.

This year's top 100 list is based on an analysis of more than 40,000 companies and their telecommuting job-posting histories in FlexJobs' database during 2015. To be considered, companies had to offer a telecommuting-friendly component to some of their jobs, such as an arrangement to telecommute entirely, part of the time or as an option. Here are the top 50 companies on this year's list:

  1. LiveOps
  2. TeleTech
  3. Amazon
  4. Sutherland Global Services
  5. UnitedHealth Group
  6. Dell
  7. IBM
  8. U.S. Department of Agriculture
  9. Working Solutions
  10. Humana
  11. Aetna
  12. Intuit
  13. Kaplan
  14. Kelly Services
  15. Cactus Communications
  16. Westat
  17. Salesforce
  18. Parexel
  19. CyberCoders
  20. American Express
  21. VMware
  22. SAP
  23. Xerox
  24. First Data
  25. US-Reports
  26. Oracle
  27. CACI International
  28. A Place for Mom
  29. Anthem Inc.
  30. Dell SecureWorks
  31. World Travel Holdings
  32. ADP
  33. Aon
  34. University of Maryland University College
  35. Allergan Inc.
  36. K12
  37. U.S. Department of Transportation
  38. CSI Companies
  39. Robert Half
  40. Nielsen
  41. Red Hat
  42. Adobe Systems
  43. Overland Solutions Inc.
  44. BCD Travel
  45. Connections Education
  46. Deloitte
  47. Apple
  48. McKesson Corp.
  49. Thermo Fisher Scientific
  50. Precyse

Overall, FlexJobs saw a 36 percent increase in the number of telecommute-friendly jobs posted in its database over the past year. The entire list of the top 100 companies for telecommuting and remote jobs in 2016 can be found on the FlexJobs website.

Chad  Brooks
Chad Brooks

Chad Brooks is a Chicago-based freelance writer who has nearly 15 years experience in the media business. A graduate of Indiana University, he spent nearly a decade as a staff reporter for the Daily Herald in suburban Chicago, covering a wide array of topics including, local and state government, crime, the legal system and education. Following his years at the newspaper Chad worked in public relations, helping promote small businesses throughout the U.S. Follow him on Twitter.