2021 Top 100 Remote Work Companies to Watch
FlexJobs is excited to announce its eighth annual Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs list! With the global pandemic forcing millions of people to work from home, 2020 brought remote work into the spotlight like never before. More companies and workers began to realize the benefits of remote work and many companies even switched to offering long-term or permanent remote jobs.
This article written and published by Emily Courtney provides invaluable information. Through an analysis of the remote job posting histories of approximately 57,000 companies in the FlexJobs database, they've pinpointed the companies that offered the most remote jobs from January through December 2020. “Remote” means the openings must offer some level of remote work, including “remote – during pandemic,” “100% remote work,” “partial remote work,” or “option for remote work.”
For professionals interested in remote work options in 2021, this list is a great place to start your research!
– Top Career Fields for Remote Work
As in past years, the computer/IT and healthcare industries continue to offer the most remote jobs, while the financial industry has also enjoyed sustained growth of remote job opportunities.
– Fastest-Growing Remote Job Categories
Some of the fastest-growing career categories with remote postings that increased by 25% from March to December 2020 include:
While a wide variety of jobs can be done from home, some of the most popular remote job titles include accountant, customer service representative, nurse, project manager, recruiter, teacher, web developer, and writer.
– Notable Companies Supporting Remote Work
Lionbridge earned the number one spot on the 2021 Top 100 list, with companies such as Williams-Sonoma and Sutherland among the top 10 companies with the highest number of remote jobs posted in 2020.
Citrix, which is new to the Top 100, has embraced the value of remote work. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the company shifted its own long-term remote work strategy to ensure its workforce was equipped to meet the needs of not only its customers, but also its workforce.
“We are excited to be listed on the FlexJobs Top 100 list this year. As pioneers in digital workspace technology, we have always supported remote work through the necessary tools to work and collaborate securely in any work environment,” explains Steve Nguyen, Vice President and General Manager of Public Sector at Citrix.
“This year has taught us that, above all, enabling a workforce that is healthy in both body and mind is key to business continuity plans. Though we cannot predict the end to the COVID-19 crisis, nor the beginning of the next, we understand that successful remote work strategies can help mitigate the impacts,” Nguyen concluded.
Newcomers to the Top 100 list include Pfizer and Supporting Strategies, while others, such as ADP, BELAY, and Kelly/KellyConnect were also on last year’s list. Dell Technologies, CVS Health, and Salesforce are among the 11 companies that have been featured on the list since 2014, showing a sustained commitment to including remote work in their standard business practices.
Nineteen companies on this list are part of The Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP), which connects military spouses with employers who have committed to recruit, hire, promote, and retain them.
Overall, the companies on the Top 100 list are headquartered across 11 different countries, demonstrating a continuing global acceptance and adoption of remote work over the past year.
100 Top Companies With Remote Jobs in 2021
To view more information about each company and see past job openings, click here. FlexJobs members will also see current open jobs. The 11 companies with an asterisk * have made FlexJobs’ Top 100 list every year since 2014.
Robert Half International
UnitedHealth Group *
EF Education First
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Motion Recruitment Partners
Pearson Online & Blended Learning K-12
CVS Health *
UKG – Ultimate Kronos Group
PRA Health Sciences
Anthem, Inc. *
Dell Technologies *
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Haynes & Company
Home Point Financial
SAIC – Science Applications International Corporation
Beacon Hill Staffing Group
General Dynamics Information Technology
Pega – Pegasystems, Inc.
Grand Canyon Education – GCE
Western Governors University – WGU
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