Boulder, CO (PRWEB) March 05, 2012
With National Telework Week kicking off today, FlexJobs, the leading site for finding careers that offer flexible work options, has just released an infographic addressing the question, Where are the flexible jobs?. The visual report highlights career industries with flexible job growth, the saturation of jobs by state, whos hiring and which people are working flexibly.
Telecommuting has long been considered an uncommon work arrangement, but that simply isnt true anymore! Although only 2.8 million people work exclusively at home, there are 15-20 million people who currently telecommute part-time, and another 44 million who telecommute occasionally, Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of FlexJobs said in a statement. Also, considering how working from home is typically associated with women, it is interesting to see that men and women work from home at almost identical levels.
The detailed infographic is released in tandem with FlexJobs monthly Flexible Jobs Index which analyzes the availability of flexible job openings in 50 career fields every month. Februarys numbers indicated strong volume for telecommuting, part-time, and freelance jobs.
Job Categories with the Highest Volume of Flexible Jobs:
1.????Medical & Health Jobs
2.????Education & Training Jobs
5.????Computer & IT Jobs
Largest Increase in Flexible Jobs from January:
1.????Government & Politics jobs had an impressive jump of 137%!
2.????Insurance jobs great by a very respectable 46.21%.
3.????Environmental & Green jobs grew by 38.95%.
4.????Customer Service jobs grew by a solid 25.89%.
5.????Account Management jobs had a strong showing with 24.03% growth.
Flexible jobs that offer telecommuting, freelance, part-time or alternative schedules continue to grow and be a very viable professional option! Just two short years ago, FlexJobs had 2,000 listings and now are quickly headed toward the 10,000 mark, shared Fell. It will be interesting to see if National Telework Week inspires companies to open the doors for more telecommute and flexible job options.
The ongoing Flexible Job Index report demonstrates the growing depth and variety in the employment market for telecommuting, part-time, and other flexible jobs, and provides reliable data on top career fields that offer work flexibility. Data includes positions listed on the site directly by employers as well as jobs found by FlexJobs trained staff of researchers who scour hundreds of online sources, including industry blogs, employer websites, job boards, job feeds, and more. Only professional jobs that can both be confirmed as legitimate and as having some kind of work flexibility (telecommuting, part-time or flexible schedule, or freelance contracts) are included in FlexJobs job database.
The infographic can be viewed by visiting: http://www.flexjobs.com/infographic-flexible-telecommuting-jobs.pdf.
The Flexible Job Index can be viewed by visiting http://www.flexjobs.com/trends. For media inquiries, please contact Chelsea Gladden, Chelsea(at)flexjobs(dot)com or 1-866-991-9222 x 4.
FlexJobs is the leading online service for hand-screened and professional flexible, part-time, telecommuting, and freelance job listings. FlexJobs gives job seekers an ad-free way to find legitimate jobs quickly, easily, and safely. A proud member of the Better Business Bureau, FlexJobs skilled research team provides quality job leads in over 50 career categories, ranging from entry-level to executive, freelance to full-time. FlexJobs is a green, carbon-balanced company which is leading the way to the future of work by promoting telecommuting and flexible jobs that allow people to enjoy work and life in environmentally sustainable ways.
To find out more about FlexJobs, visit http://www.FlexJobs.com.
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