What companies make it possible to work from home full time?


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Companies that allow employees to telecommute from home include online retail giant Amazon.com, Nationwide Insurance, CIGNA and First Data, as of 2015. There was a 26 percent increase in the number of telecommuting jobs posted on the jobs website FlexJobs.com between 2014 and 2015.

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Companies offering remote or "virtual" positions include many medical- and health-related businesses, such as Aetna and Humana, as well as sales businesses, such as Overland Solutions. Tech companies are also known for offering telecommuting positions, with Apple, Xerox and others being among the pioneers of work-at-home positions. Marketing businesses that use stay-at-home employees include ADP and HD Supply, while education and training companies that do include K12 and Kaplan, and financial institutions include American Express and Bank of America.

FlexJobs.com reported in 2015 that the list of companies offering full-time and part-time telecommuting positions is not only growing, it is becoming more diverse, with an increasing number of small businesses representing a wide range of industries joining the ranks. Even the federal government is becoming more remote-friendly, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture among the agencies incorporating telecommuting positions into their staffing options. Meanwhile, the American Heart Association leads the nonprofit pack in offering telecommuting jobs.

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