Companies most likely to offer workers the opportunity to work from home are those involved in health care, IT, education, nonprofit and sales, according to Forbes.
The list of companies that offer telecommuting options is surprisingly extensive. One website, Flexjobs, has created a database of companies that offer work-from-home or off-site employment options.
That database currently lists 19,950 jobs from 3,853 employers. Work-from-home job seekers pay $14.95 per month for access to the database, as well as other features and job-search benefits.
Each year Flexjobs posts a list of the top 100 companies for remote work options.
Here are five familiar names from this year’s list.
Xerox (NYSE: XRX)
As a leader in document technology and related services, Xerox has been around since 1906.
The company offers a variety of full-time and part-time telecommuting jobs including data entry, customer service, project management, education, graphic design and information technology, to name a few.
In addition to using a service like Flexjobs, interested would-be telecommuters can go to the Xerox Careers page and conduct an “advanced” job search where they can specify “virtual” or “work from home.”
Aetna (NYSE: AET)
Aetna is a well-known leading health care benefits company with insurance offerings including medical, dental, group life, pharmacy, behavioral health and disability. The company sells to both individuals and groups in all 50 states.
Aetna’s work-from-home openings include positions for registered nurses, as well as individuals in pharmacy operations, sales, claims and case managers.
Aetna’s job search page allows job seekers to request openings that include telework opportunities.
K12 (NYSE: LRN)
K12, based in Herndon, Virginia, provides Web-based interactive classes and learning modules for students in elementary through high school.
The education provider's clients include home-schooled children, as well as others whose needs are not met in a traditional school setting.
As might be expected, K12 employs large numbers of educators in all subjects and at all grade levels.
The K12 Careers website lets users submit their resume, browse open positions and search for a specific job where they can specify “virtual” in order to screen only telecommute positions.
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL)
Cupertino, California-based Apple is best known for its hardware including MacBook, iPhone, iPad and iMac. It also offers a number of technology-related services, including iTunes and a cloud presence.
Telecommuting opportunities at Apple include those seeking a career in marketing, operations, human resources, finance, engineering, sales and even retail.
Apple’s At-Home Advisor program hires people for telecommuting positions and even provides them with an iMac to help them get the job done.
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Kelly Services (NASDAQ: KELYA)
Kelly Services has been known since 1946 as a provider of temporary and long-term staffing solutions. For companies, Kelly Services include outsourcing, consulting, temporary and direct hire options.
Telecommuting work opportunities with Kelly include positions in customer service, clerical, data entry, contract benefits and IT.
Kelly’s Work at Home page offers details and a listing of telecommute jobs available.
At the time of this writing, Jim Probasco had no position in any mentioned securities.
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