California employers among top 15 companies hiring remote workers in 2022

Allowing employees to work from home is one of the top ways to be competitive in this tight labor market

California employers among top 15 companies hiring remote workers in 2022

California-based Williams-Sonoma, TranscribeMe and Robert Half International are among the top 15 U.S. employers with remote jobs to watch in 2022, according to FlexJobs.

The companies on the list, totaling 100 overall, was based on an analysis of the nearly 57,000 companies in the FlexJobs database to identify the top employers that posted the most remote jobs throughout 2021.

“People are actively interested in continuing to work remotely,” Brie Reynolds, FlexJobs career services manager, told CNBC Make It. “As remote work has continued, employers are seeing more of what it could look like and how it could work in the long-term.”

San Francisco-based Williams-Sonoma placed ninth on the list. The company has posted freelance, temporary, part-time and hybrid-to-100% remote jobs in the past and typically hires in the areas of art and creative, marketing, customer service, retail and manufacturing. Williams-Sonoma is hiring customer service representatives, associates and agents, among others.

Through the company’s Total Rewards program, eligible employees receive competitive benefits, such as a 401(k) plan, employee discounts, healthcare, quarterly sample sales, commuter benefits and time off for volunteering.

“We are beyond honored for FlexJobs to spotlight our dedication to the work-from-home environment over the years. They have been a tremendous partner to us for not only promoting our opportunities but providing the best associates to hire statistically. We couldn’t have done this if it wasn’t for FlexJobs and their partnership,” said Josh Layton, recruiting manager at Williams-Sonoma.

San Francisco-based TranscribeMe! placed 10th on the list. The company has posted 100% remote jobs, U.S. national jobs and work-from-anywhere jobs with full-time, part-time, alternative and flexible schedules in the fields of data entry, transcription, translation, editing and bilingual fields. Positions that the company is looking to fill include transcriptionist, financial analyst and copywriter. TranscribeMe! seeks "workers who are willing to learn and grow" with the company. Operating as "a 24/7 company," it values "workers in all time zones" available "all hours of the day" and employs individuals internationally.

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Menlo Park, CA-based Robert Half International placed 11th on FlexJobs’s list. Robert Half International has hired for freelance, part-time, flexible schedule, hybrid, 100% remote and temporary jobs in the past, with career opportunities in such wide-ranging fields as legal, HR and recruiting, accounting and finance, administrative and IT. Positions the company is currently looking to fill include human resources assistant, accountant, financial reporting manager and software developer, among others.

Robert Half International offers eligible team members a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical coverage, paid time off, and the opportunity to participate in its corporate citizenship program, which enables them to contribute to local and global charities.

California is trailing behind the rest of the United States when it comes to recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. But recently, WalletHub ranked San Francisco No. 3 and San Jose No. 9 in a study of 182 US cities based on job-market strength.

Many senior executives are struggling with the Great Resignation, in which a record number of Americans are quitting their jobs. “Employees will no longer tolerate being overworked, underpaid and unsupported,” said Jamy Conrad, senior director of people at TrustRadius. “This empowered workforce is challenging companies to support them with better onboarding, benefits and overall flexibility.”

The steps companies take now to stop the bleeding can also prepare them for an even bigger shift, according to Deloitte. “As organizations act to retain and attract talent today, they can also lay the groundwork for the Great Reimagination that’s on the horizon,” said Jonathan Pearce, a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP.

Now, “companies should shift from thinking that the best way to connect people with work is through static jobs to reimagining work as a landscape of tasks and skills that dynamically evolves with business priorities,” according to Anne Field, writer, Deloitte Insights in The Wall Street Journal.

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