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25 companies that want you to work from home

The Street logo The Street 22-02-2016 Caroline Nolan
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As professionals demand work flexibility, more and more U.S. companies are giving employees the opportunity to work from home.

Since 2005, telecommuting has increased 103% nationally. Twenty-three percent of U.S. workers now do at least some of their work from home -- up from 19 percent in 2003, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There are currently 3.3 million workers in the U.S. that work from home full time and many more interested in this type of work flexibility.

FlexJobs analyzed recent remote job listings to determine the companies that posted the most opportunities.

The list of companies actively hiring represents a variety of industries -- from health care to technology. Jobs being hired for include consultant, instructor, analyst, marketing manager, nurse practitioner, client service representative and software engineer.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the metro cities with the highest work-from-home rates were San Francisco, Atlanta, Phoenix, Seattle, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Miami, Dallas and Boston.

"From baby boomers to millennials, working from home is the most in-demand type of work flexibility job seekers are interested in, and companies need to recognize that or they're going to lose talent, " said Sara Sutton Fell, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs. "In fact, 68 percent of recent college graduates said of all company policies, the ability to work remotely has the most positive impact on their interest in an employer. It is a trend that is here to stay."

Between January 1st and December 31st, these were the top 25 employers with the most available remote job positions.

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25. US-Reports

Founded in 1988, US-Reports is a nationwide provider of Premium Audits, Inspections, and Risk Control Services for the commercial insurance industry. US-Reports is based in Loveland, Colorado, but provides services in all 50 states.

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24. First Data

First Data is a payment technology solutions company that handles credit and debit transactions and provides shopping metrics for national news networks. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, First Data, which works with companies across the world, is the largest company in the payments industry.

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23. Xerox

Xerox, whose headquarters are in Norwalk, Connecticut, sells business services and document technology products to improve the day to day work flow of businesses and governments of all sizes. Founded in 1906, Xerox has clients in 180 countries around the world. The company prides itself on its innovate creations, such as the graphical user interface and Ethernet.

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22. SAP

Founded in 1972, SAP was a trailblazer in the corporate software industry and continues to be a leading software company. Based in Walldorf, Germany, their hundreds of thousands of customers span multiple continents and industries.

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21. VMware

VMware is a software company that offers cloud and virtualization software and services to unify a company's private, managed, and public clouds. The company's headquarters are in Palo Alto, California.

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20. American Express

American Express is a multinational financial services corporation headquartered in New York City. Amex manages one of the world's largest travel networks and, by purchase volume, is the largest card issuer in the world.

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19. CyberCoders

A division of On Assignment, CyberCoders matches professionals to job openings in many different areas, such as engineering, technology, sales, executive, financial, accounting, scientific, and legal. Headquartered in Irvine, California, this company is a recognized leader in staffing and recruiting services.

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18. PAREXEL

PAREXEL, which is based in Boston, Massachusetts, is a global biopharmaceutical services organization for the development and commercialization of medical therapies throughout the world. The company provides expertise-based contract research, consulting, medical communications, and technology solutions and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries.

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17. Salesforce

Founded in 1999, Salesforce is an American cloud computing company that claims to have the #1 customer relationship management (CRM) solution through its cloud-based tools. Its service is broken into various parts: the Analytics Cloud, the App Cloud, the Community Cloud, the Data Cloud, the Marketing Cloud, the Sales Cloud, the Service Cloud, and the Internet of Things.

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16. Westat

Westat, founded in 1963, is a statistical services company that provides services to federal and state governments, businesses, and foundations. The company uses its research to improve and inform health and health care, education, social policy, travel behavior and systems, and various aspects of technology.

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15. CACTUS Communications

CACTUS provides scientific and medical communication services to researchers, authors, scholarly journals, publishers, academic societies, and pharmaceutical and device companies. The company is headquartered in Mumbai, India, and works to help science overcome geographic and language barriers.

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14. Kelly Services

Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, Kelly Services is a temporary staffing agency that also offers consulting and outsourcing services. In 2014, this Fortune 500 company provided employment to more than 550,000 employees around the world.

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13. Kaplan

Founded in 1938, Kaplan provides test preparation materials for all levels of education. The company, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has grown to also offer services in online higher education and professional training.

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12. Intuit

Intuit is a software company whose products aid people in managing their personal finances, running small businesses and paying employees. The company's products include TurboTax, QuickBooks, Quicken, and Mint.

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11. Aetna

Aetna, based in Hartford, Connecticut and a member of the Fortune 100, is a health care company in the U.S. that sells traditional and consumer directed health care insurance plans and services. The company aims to provide all Americans with improved access to quality health care services.

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10. Humana

Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Humana operates as a health and well-being company together with its subsidiaries. The company operates in retail, group, and healthcare services. Humana offers a competitive salary and benefits program including paid time off, tuition assistance, and full-time telecommuting positions.

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9. Working Solutions

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8. U.S. Department of Agriculture

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7. IBM

IBM, number 24 on the Fortune 500, is a corporation that provides consulting, software, technology, cloud and infrastructure services. The corporation operates throughout the world, but is based in Armonk, New York.

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6. Dell

Ranked the world’s third largest PC vendor in 2014, Dell is a privately owned computer technology company headquartered in Round Rock, Texas. The multinational company develops, sells, repairs and supports computers and accompanying technology and services.

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5. UnitedHealth Group

Number 14 on the Fortune 500, UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the U.S. The company operates through UnitedHealthcare, the largest single provider of health care coverage and benefits services in the country, and Optum, which supplies information and technology-enabled health services. UnitedHealth Group Inc. is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, U.S.

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4. Sutherland Global Services

Sutherland Global Services is a global provider of business process and technology management services. Established in 1986, the company is headquartered in Rochester, New York.

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3. Amazon

Based in Seattle, Amazon is the largest Internet retailer in the U.S. The electronic commerce and cloud computing company sells and produces a wide range of products, from CDs to fine art, and is the world's largest provider of cloud infrastructure services (IaaS).

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2. TeleTech

Founded in 1982, TeleTech delivers customer engagement solutions to businesses around the globe. The company's mission is to "accelerate growth by simplifying and personalizing interactions that build deep engagement between people and brands."

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1. LiveOps

LiveOps is a cloud call center company that values the ability of its employees to provide professional contact center services from their homes. Founded in 2000, the company has since expanded its services to include social media management for its clients.

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