Employers have long expected their employees to be flexible. Now the pendulum has begun to swing the other way as workers expect employers to be flexible about work sites. Many companies now offer work-from-home jobs. In fact, about 22 percent of employees in the U.S. did some or all of their work from home in 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
If you're in the market for part-time jobs from home, online jobs or simply work-from-home flexibility, then this job roundup list is for you. A number of companies, including big names like Apple and Amazon, offer remote positions.
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Number of employees: 49,500
Work-from-home positions include: Certified Coder/Auditor, Proposal Writer, Community Development Coordinator
Healthcare and benefits provider Aetna believes in flexible work environments. Many of the company's jobs can be conducted 100 percent remotely or a combination of remote and on-site. Some remote jobs require you to live in a specific location. For example, a community development coordinator position Aetna recently advertised is completely virtual, but the employee must live in Pennsylvania. The job requires you to develop and facilitate outreach activities, special events, programs and presentations to increase awareness of health plans available in the community.
Number of employees: 541,900
Work-from-home positions include: Work From Home Customer Service Associate, Japanese-Fluent Work From Home Customer Service Associate–U.S., Virtual Customer Service Associate CPT
Amazon had close to 200 work-from-home jobs — "virtual jobs" as they like to call them — when GOBankingRates conducted a job search. To qualify for some of these online jobs you have to live in a particular area.
For example, the Japanese-Fluent Work From Home Customer Service Associate must live in one of the states specified on the job description to be considered. The job requires offering support by phone or chat message to Amazon customers. Candidates should be internet savvy and have aptitude in online research and tools.
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3. American Express
Number of employees: 56,400
Work-from-home positions include: Travel Counselor, Consultant Business Development
The company whose slogan is "Don't leave home without it" also supports work-from-home jobs. As a Travel Counselor you will interact with the most affluent card members, consult with them about their travel needs and make recommendations based on their requirements. American Express frequently coaches virtual employees to help them develop and hone their skills.
Number of employees: 80,000
Work-from-home positions include: At Home Advisor, At Home Team Manager, At Home Area Manager
Imagine being the Apple representative from your own living space. As Apple puts it, a Home Advisor is the "friendly, thoughtful, and real" person that people will contact for help. Like many jobs from home, you must be able to stay on task, especially because you'll be the tech support guru for popular products such as iPhones, iPads, MacBooks and desktop Macs.
Number of employees: 140,000
Work-from-home positions include: Systems Consultant, Senior Systems Engineer, Compensation Consultant
Like Amazon and Apple, Dell also offers opportunities to work remotely for a major technology company. Some virtual positions are designed for specific areas, such as the Systems Consultant job with Dell's Global Computer and Networking organization in Iowa. Employees in this position work in conjunction with the sales team to create sales strategies based on customer requirements and discoveries.
6. Hilton Worldwide
Number of employees: 300,000-plus
Work-from-home positions include: Remote Reservation Sales Specialist
Do you want an at-home job that gives you some work-life balance? Hilton Worldwide is looking for remote sales specialists for part-time work. You'll be responsible for answering calls, listening to customer needs and matching those needs to a Hilton accommodation. You'll also be expected to meet daily goals.
Number of employees: 49,000
Work-from-home positions include: Technology Business Analyst, Enterprise Technology Project Manager, HR Business Partner
Humana is one of the largest health insurance providers in the country, with about 12 million medical members. The Louisville, Ky.-based company also supports work-from-home jobs.
The Technology Business Analyst position is a remote job open to anyone in the U.S. and is a good fit for someone with IT experience. In this role, you work with business and IT partners in analyzing problems and needs, documenting the processes and proposing solutions.
8. Kelly Services
Number of employees: 500,000
Work-from-home positions include: Inbound Call Center Advisor
This global staffing and workforce solutions company has ongoing openings for Inbound Call Center Advisors. To qualify, you need good phone etiquette and the ability to work comfortably from home. According to the job posting, Tier 1 advisors make $13 to $15 an hour and must have a high school degree or equivalent.
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Number of employees: 25,000
Work-from-home positions include: Account Executive-General Commercial, Senior Account Executive–Consumer Packaging Goods, Strategic Account Manager–Enterprise Market
Salesforce is a customer relationship management company that offers many flexible work options, including full-time telecommuting jobs. The company recently posted a job listing for a Strategic Account Manager position. In this role, you will be responsible for generating new business and helping with social network and CRM sales initiatives.
10. Sitel Group
Number of employees: 10,000-plus
Work-from-home positions include: Work@Home Solutions Associate
Sitel, one of the world's biggest providers of outsourced customer service management solutions, offers numerous opportunities to work in an in-home office environment.
As a Work@Home Solutions Associate, you'll be responsible for handling customer service calls. These might include billing questions, service or product orders, tech support and account product inquiries. Work-from-home job opportunities at Sitel are currently available in more than half the U.S.
11. UnitedHealth Group
Number of employees: 230,000
Work-from-home positions include: System Engineer, Telephonic Fertility Case Manager, Telephonic Nurse Case Manager
Managed healthcare giant UnitedHealth offers telecommuting positions in specific locations. For instance, if you're a registered nurse in New Jersey, you can apply for the Telephonic Nurse Case Manager position. In this role, you'll make outbound calls to check the health status of members, make referrals and educate and coordinate services as needed. You'll have to be efficient at talking and typing at once and proficient at Windows.
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