The pandemic has allowed millions of people to work from home. But other companies offer another type of work flexibility, letting you set your own work schedule.
FlexJobs — a website that features listings for remote and other flexible jobs — recently analyzed the 52,000 companies in its database and named the top 30 companies that offer flexible-schedule jobs.
FlexJobs defines such positions as ones that enable workers to vary their hours and, for the most part, control their hours.
The top 10 on the list are:
- Cozymeal — an online marketplace for cooking classes and catering services
- CRGT — an information technology company
- Profit Factory — a provider of educational and consulting services to entrepreneurs and business owners
- Afirm — a provider of inspections and surveys for commercial insurance
- Zynga — a developer of social games for web and mobile platforms
- Bind Benefits — a health technology and service company
- Steampunk — a provider of cloud, cybersecurity and other technologies for the federal government
- Bayada — a provider of home health care services
- Peloton — a provider of home fitness classes
- Robert Half International — a professional consulting and staffing firm
Overall, more companies understand the importance of offering flexible working arrangements to employees. FlexJobs cites LinkedIn data showing that job postings mentioning the words “work flexibility” grew 78% between 2016 and 2018.
Sara Sutton, founder and CEO of FlexJobs, says the pandemic has made flexible work schedules more attractive than ever before:
“Especially as many schools consider e-learning this fall due to the pandemic, flexible schedule jobs could dramatically help working parents and other caregivers balance their professional and personal responsibilities during this unprecedented time.”
Finding the right flexible job
FlexJobs provides one of the best resources for finding legitimate part-time, remote, flexible-schedule or freelance work.
The subscription-based job board focuses on postings for these types of positions. And don’t worry about being hoodwinked — FlexJobs also screens positions to make sure no scam offerings appear on the site.
As we have reported, FlexJobs also offers many other perks:
- “The ability to apply for positions directly from the FlexJobs website
- Regular emails with job openings that match your preferences
- Access to webinars designed to help you learn skills, including resume improvement and LinkedIn networking
- Access to skills tests that can help you set yourself apart from other job applicants
- The option to call FlexJobs and speak with a person — such as for help setting up your profile or setting up personalized search parameters, for example”
Even if you don’t sign up for a subscription, FlexJobs offers a free blog and email newsletter. For more on FlexJobs, check out “This Job Board Specializes in Remote Work and Flexible Gigs.”
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