A growing number of companies will let you work from home.
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If you're looking to work from home, some companies are going to give you a better chance at it than others.
TeleTech, Convergys, Sutherland Global Services and Amazon head this year's top 100 companies for telecommuting and remote jobs from FlexJobs, a job-posting service specializing in remote and flexible job opportunities.
The rankings feature a range of small- to large-size companies across an assortment of career categories. The research revealed that the top seven career fields for remote workers are medical and health, customer service, sales, computer and IT, administrative, education and training, and marketing.
Job titles likeconsultant, case manager, sales representative, writer, engineer, marketing manager, account executive, interpreter, translator and developer are some of the most commonly found when you're searching for jobs that offer remote work.
“The positive impact remote work options can have on a company’s bottom line and culture is increasingly being acknowledged by smart employers," Sara Sutton Fell, founder and CEO of FlexJobs," said in a statement. [Is Telecommuting Right For You? ]
This year's top 100 list is based on the companies that had the most jobs posted on FlexJobs with remote work options, such as telecommuting, the ability to work from home and virtual jobs, in 2014. The top 25 companies on this year's rankings are:
- Sutherland Global Services
- Kelly Services
- First Data
- UnitedHealth Group
- Working Solutions
- American Express
- HD Supply
- Forest Laboratories
The complete list of rankings can be reviewed on the FlexJobs website.
"The Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2015 is also intended to guide job seekers in their quest to find legitimate work with trusted companies that have a successful track record recruiting and hiring telecommuters," Fell said.
Overall, FlexJobs discovered a 27 percent increase in the number of remote jobs posted on its site over the last year.