The Virtual Vocations mid-year report allows us to examine how the telecommuting landscape has grown within individual states, expanded among remote employers, and changed within a variety of industries. – Laura Spawn, Virtual Vocations’ CEO
TUCSON, ARIZONA (PRWEB)
July 31, 2017
In a 2017 Telecommuting Top 10 Mid-Year Report release, Virtual Vocations examined data compiled from January 1 through June 30, 2017 via their Telecommute Jobs and Telecommute Companies databases to create a better understanding of the telecommuting work model and its relation to U.S. jobseekers, hiring companies, and career industries of interest to remote workers.
“The Virtual Vocations mid-year report allows us to examine how the telecommuting landscape has grown within individual states, expanded among remote employers, and changed within a variety of industries,” said Laura Spawn, CEO & Founder of Virtual Vocations—the web’s largest and most comprehensive online database of telecommute-only jobs.
Best of U.S. States for Remote Work
Since 2014, California, Texas, New York, and Florida have reigned as the four best states for available telecommuting jobs, and this trend continued during the first half of 2017. However, Virtual Vocations did uncover a couple of new shifts in U.S. telecommuting hot spots compared to their 2016 mid-year report: 1. Minnesota dropped off the top 10 states list, replaced by North Carolina; 2. Massachusetts fell two spots to take 10th place for the most popular remote work state.
Jobseekers who do not live in these states should not feel discouraged. Among the 58,343 job openings posted to the Virtual Vocations database from January – June 2017, more than 30,000 job openings were from employers accepting applications from candidates living anywhere within the United States.
Best of Telecommute-Friendly Companies
Virtual Vocations’ mid-year list of the 10 best telecommute-friendly companies was developed based on which employers were hiring for the greatest number of available telecommuting jobs the Virtual Vocations team researched, screened, and posted to their job board.
Once again, UnitedHealth Group (UHG) emerged as the top company for hiring telecommuting professionals. UHG is a diverse remote employer, hiring work-at-home and…