U.S. workers have experienced a reckoning. March 2020, the month COVID-19 began shuttering businesses, was unprecedented and scary. For many Americans, it was also life-changing. Some lost friends or family to the pandemic, while others have suffered from the long-term effects of the virus.
Psychologists refer to such times as a “shock event.” Following a shock event, it’s natural for humans to reassess their lives, including what they do for a living. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 4 million Americans quit their jobs in July. The same was true in April, May, and June. It appears that a mass exodus has begun, fueled by several issues. Some people are starting their own businesses, while others have lingering safety concerns related to the pandemic. And for some, making a big change is the only thing that feels right following such a life-altering event.
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Where to find remote positions
According to FlexJobs, the highest-ranked job search site for remote jobs in the U.S., 44% of people say they know at least one person who has quit their job or plans to quit because their employer is requiring them to return to the office. They still need ways to put money into their bank accounts, but desperately want to find a new way to earn a living.
If you’re among those hoping to become part of the remote workforce, FlexJobs has identified the 30 companies with the most remote job listings on their site this year. Its list is based on an analysis of over 57,000 companies between Jan. 1, 2021, and Aug. 31, 2021. All of these positions require no time in the office.
The top 30 remote employers are:
1. UnitedHealth Group
3. CVS Health
4. Supporting Strategies
5. eXp Realty
6. Anthem, Inc.
8. Citizens Bank