The 25 Best Companies Hiring for Part-Time Remote Jobs in 2017

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Searching for a work-from-home job can be daunting. You need to know where to look for these coveted gigs and how to watch out for scams targeting would-be remote workers.

One reliable starting point is FlexJobs’ rankings of companies hiring for remote gigs. The job search site focuses on flexible jobs — part-time, telecommuting and freelance gigs — and screens the companies and jobs in its database.

FlexJobs’ latest ranking homes in on companies with positions that are both part-time and remote. “Part-time” is defined as requiring less than 40 hours of work per week. The ranking is based on an analysis of more than 40,000 companies and their job postings in FlexJobs’ database.

The companies in the top 50 are hiring for everything from entry-level jobs to senior-level management positions. They tend to be concentrated in a handful of industries, though. Those industries include:

  • Education
  • Health care
  • Human resources
  • Nonprofit
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Research

Common part-time remote job titles include:

  • Coder
  • Customer service representative
  • Editor
  • Interpreter
  • Tutor
  • Writer

The top 25 companies in FlexJobs’ latest ranking are:

  1. Kaplan
  2. Active Network
  3. K12
  4. Grand Canyon University
  5. Edmentum
  6. Connections Education
  7. GreatAuPair
  8. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  9. LanguageLine Solutions
  10. Alere
  11. VocoVision
  12. Chamberlain College of Nursing (Chamberlain University)
  13. FlexProfessionals
  14. Walden University
  15. Appen
  16. LifeBook
  17. Worldwide 101
  18. DVMelite
  19. McKesson Corp.
  20. Liveops
  21. Lionbridge
  22. Net Transcripts
  23. Supporting Strategies
  24. Achieve Test Prep
  25. Working Solutions

Why consider part-time or remote work?

According to the latest government statistics, about 80 percent of people who work part time do so for noneconomic reasons. In other words, they didn’t take part-time work for reasons such as not being able to find a full-time job.

FlexJobs notes that it sees “a variety of people looking for part-time work, such as working parents, semi-retirees, people with health issues or disabilities, military spouses, millennials, career changers, and people seeking better work-life balance.”

Work-life balance is a common reason for wanting to work remotely as well.

Karen Fishman has worked from home as a customer service rep for three years, taking shifts that work for her. In a video interview for “Find Great Jobs With Companies That Want You to Work From Home,” Fishman tells Money Talks News:

“I don’t have to get in my car. I don’t have to think, ‘Do I have gas?’ I don’t think, ‘Am I going to be on time? You know, ‘How’s the traffic?’ I don’t have to think of all these things that make you anxious in the morning, typically. Plus, I don’t like mornings.”

Have you ever chosen a part-time or remote job for noneconomic reasons? Let us know why by commenting below or over on our Facebook page.

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