25 Companies Hiring Remote Freelancers Right Now
The freelance workforce is growing at a rapid pace, and more companies are catching onto the trend. Studies are predicting that a majority of the US workforce will be freelancing by 2027. On top of that almost two thirds of Americans believe they can quit their jobs to become freelancers. Some companies are even getting into freelancing in a big way, posting dozens of job openings explicitly for freelance workers. FlexJobs, a subscription service for freelancers seeking remote work, recently announced the top 25 companies hiring remote freelancers on their platform. The full list includes:
- Robert Half International
- Soliant Health
- LanguageLine Solutions
- Keywords Studios
- Cactus Communications
- Achieve Test Prep
- Beacon Hill Staffing Group
- Language Bear
The list was compiled from over 57,000 companies found on the FlexJobs platform. The companies were selected based on their regularity in hiring for remote freelance jobs.
The most popular freelance categories
With a diverse set of companies making the list, there was a wide variety of popular job categories. The platform found a high concentration of jobs in the following fields:
- Computer and IT
- Accounting and Finance
- HR and Recruiting
- Editing and Proofreading
- Project Management
The fastest growing categories included jobs in:
- HR & Recruiting
- Accounting & Finance
- Graphic Design
- Customer Service
- Mortgage & Real Estate
- Internet & Ecommerce
- Project Management
The pandemic is causing a shift
In addition to the list, FlexJobs found that remote job postings on their platform have increased during the pandemic. As more people consider freelancing under quarantine, companies are embracing a shift to deliver work remotely.
“As the pandemic economy continues and remote work is more widely accepted by employers of all types, we may see that employers that were previously hesitant to hire remote freelancers may do so in the coming year,” said Sutton.
The company also attributes the increase in job postings to the economic uncertainties of the pandemic. Freelancers provided many companies with stopgap solutions when they were unable to hire full-time employees.
“Companies often strategically turn to freelancers during times of economic uncertainty when it is not financially possible for them to hire full-time employees. This has likely contributed to the growing number of freelancers and freelance job opportunities during COVID-19,” said Sara Sutton, Founder and CEO at FlexJobs.
Finding freelance work
On top of many companies hiring freelancers remotely, many are drawn to freelancing for its flexibility, and the range of jobs the workforce offers. It’s easy to get started with so many marketplaces, and options available. Lots of freelancing gigs don’t require much risk in getting started, and it could end up turning into an actual full-time career.