Flexible Job Openings On The Rise Heading Into 2012 »

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) January 09, 2012 Job openings that offer some type of flexibility — such as telecommuting, freelance, part-time or flexible schedules — were highest for Business Development, Non-profit and Philanthropy, Account Management, Medical & Health and Data entry positions heading into January. Fresh off the heals of several predictions that 2012 will be a big year for telecommuting jobs from media outlets like The Atlantic, this report comes from the recently released Flexible Jobs Index for December 2011, which is based on monthly job posting data from the job site FlexJobs.

Medical & Health reclaimed the top position as the career field with the highest percentage of flexible job openings, a position it held for the majority of 2011 (9 of the 12 months). Following Medical & Health with the next highest number of flexible job openings in order were Administrative, Education & Training, Computer & IT, and Sales.

“It’s exciting to see more and more telecommuting, freelance, part-time and flexible schedule jobs being offered in wide range of careers. There are many, many studies that have been concluding the overall benefits for companies to offer jobs that provide work flexibility for their staff, such as cost savings, increased productivity, and overall happier and less stressed employees,” Sara Sutton Fell, CEO and Founder of FlexJobs said. “We have seen significant growth in the flexible jobs market in the past 5 years, and we anticipate more of the same for 2012!”

Career fields which saw the largest declines in available positions in December were Graphic Design, Bilingual, Web & Software Development, Art & Creative and Customer Service.

The ongoing Flexible Job Index report demonstrates the growing depth and variety in the employment market for telecommuting, part-time, and other flexible jobs, and provides reliable data on top career fields that offer work flexibility. Data includes positions listed on the site directly by employers as well as jobs found by FlexJobs’ trained staff of researchers who scour hundreds of online sources, including industry blogs, employer websites, job boards, job feeds, and more. Only professional jobs that can both be confirmed as legitimate and as having some kind of work flexibility (telecommuting, part-time or flexible schedule, or freelance contracts) are included in FlexJobs’ job database.

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