Each company offers flexibility and family-friendly benefits.
Having trouble juggling your work-life balance as a working parent? Don’t want to give up your career field or seniority just to have more flexible benefits? Well, you may not have to as long as you’re willing to find a family-friendly employer. And according to FlexJobs, there are many companies known for their family-friendly benefits hiring flexible positions right now.
According to a recent survey the specialized freelance and telecommuting jobs-focused site conducted, many parents are looking for work-from-home jobs (with 83 percent of respondents saying this was a desirable work perk), a flexible schedule (72 percent), options to telecommute some of the time (49 percent), a part-time (46 percent) or alternative schedule (45 percent), or the ability to freelance (37 percent). The survey was based on responses from 2,000 working parents with children under the age of 18.
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Thankfully, many HR departments are looking to fill these in-demand jobs and, to help parents find out which companies are hiring, FlexJobs compiled a list of the top 15 companies for working parents. For the list, Flexjobs referenced Fortune’s (also owned by Time Inc, Real Simple’s parent company) annual “Best Workplaces for Parents” list. They then looked at their own database of more than 40,000 companies to determine which ones were actively hiring for flexible jobs. They found that more than 55 career fields were represented in the job openings.
In order to view full job details and apply on Flexjobs, you must subscribe to the database for either $14.95 per month, $29.95 for three months, or $49.95 per year. (Real Simple readers can get 30 percent off subscriptions using code RS30.) Alternatively, you can search externally for postings on each company’s career site.
See the list below, in order of job-opening volume.
15 Top Companies for Working Parents, according to FlexJobs
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlantic Health System
JM Family Enterprises
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