The “Q2 2023 State of Remote Work” report from Virtual Vocations names the top 10 remote-enabled businesses, career fields, U.S. states, and Virtual Vocations Employer Partner Program members for fully remote jobs from April, May, and June 2023.
Fully Remote Jobs Report Overview for Q2 2023
For 16 years, Virtual Vocations, Inc. has served as a trusted, comprehensive online database for human-screened work from home job openings, as well as a facilitator for researching remote companies hiring home-based professionals, and a valuable source of career-enhancing guidance and telecommuting support. In addition to curating our job board and providing career services, like resume assessments, resume and cover letter writing, one-on-one career coaching, and LinkedIn profile enhancement, Virtual Vocations conducts research and analyzes data on remote work statistics and trends.
Our quarterly job reports provide an overview of remote jobs data for anyone interested in flexible, fully remote employment. Each quarter, we will offer an in-depth examination of Virtual Vocations company data, including lists for the top 10 remote-enabled companies, remote work industries, fully remote job locations, and Employer Partner Program members.
Summary of Findings
- The Virtual Vocations Remote Jobs Database hosted fully remote job postings from 6,000 unique companies during Q2 2023.
- More than 56,000 fully remote job postings were added to our database throughout the months of April, May, and June.
- Total remote job postings available to jobseekers in Q2 increased 4.70% from Q1.
CEO’s Statement on the Q2 2023 State of Remote Work
The second quarter of the year marked a nearly 5% increase in remote hiring compared to Q1 of 2023, equaling an average of 19,000 new fully remote jobs added to the market each month during April, May, and June.”Laura Spawn, CEO & Co-founder, Virtual Vocations, Inc.
Top 10 Companies for Fully Remote Jobs—Q2 2023 State of Remote Work
Select any of the hyperlinked company names below to view a researched Virtual Vocations profile of that employer. The Virtual Vocations Remote Companies Database, which houses more than 14,000 business profiles, is a free resource for remote jobseekers who want to work for reputable employers known to hire qualified employees and contractors for 100% work from home jobs.
Among the top 10 companies for fully remote jobs in Q2, eight are also included on our list of the “Top 100 Companies to Watch for Fully Remote Jobs in 2023.” These employers alone were responsible for 15.69% of the 56,000+ fully remote job postings that appeared on our job board during Q2 2023.
VocoVision and UnitedHealth Group retained the top two spots for fully remote jobs posted from Q1 to Q2. Other holdovers include Humana, CVS Health, Maximus, Liberty Mutual, and Edward Jones. Meanwhile, Lumen Technologies, Google, and Peraton are new to the top 10 companies list this quarter. Notably, fully remote hiring for Lumen Technologies increased 162% from Q1 to Q2. Google also posted a significant increase in fully remote jobs throughout the quarter.
4. Humana Inc.
6. Google LLC
10. Edward Jones
Top 10 Industries for Fully Remote Jobs—Q2 2023 State of Remote Work
At any time, the Virtual Vocations job board is filled with more than 15,000 job postings across 41 remote job industries. Remote job categories range from administrative and investigations to consulting and product management. These top 10 telecommuting job industries accounted for the most fully remote job openings for the second quarter of the year.
Choose any industry name below to view all available remote jobs for that career field active in the Virtual Vocations database. Across April, May, and June 2023, five of the top 10 career industries for fully remote jobs experienced growth in available positions from Q1 to Q2. These fields are as follows: information technology (+15.21%), healthcare (+22.73%), human services (+14.46%), education (+7.50%), and accounting (+6.59%).
Top 10 Locations for Fully Remote Jobs—Q2 2023 State of Remote Work
Nearly nine in 10 of all of remote job postings found in the Virtual Vocations database during Q2 were open to all U.S. applicants. However, some remote job openings may be location specific. Factors influencing the location classification of remote jobs include business travel requirements, company policies, and state tax or employment laws.
Virtual Vocations makes easy work of job searches based on location. Our members use job search filters to narrow their search results by criteria like time zone, region, state, or nationwide hiring. The following 10 states represent the top locations for Q2 2023 fully remote jobs posted to the Virtual Vocations job board. Click on any state name below to view all available fully remote jobs for that location in the Virtual Vocations database.
Top 10 Employer Partners for Fully Remote Jobs—Q2 2023 State of Remote Work
Virtual Vocations Employer Partners are businesses and organizations with a shared goal to hire the best remote talent. To help these companies meet their goal, Virtual Vocations partners with them to post their remote job openings directly to our job board. Prior to joining the program, each company undergoes a vetting process to ensure its business and job postings meet Virtual Vocations’ strict quality standards. To learn more about our Employer Partner Program and additional businesses known for hiring fully remote talent, read our report on the “Top 25 Employer Partners for Fully Remote Jobs in 2023.”
These 10 Employer Partners posted the most remote job openings for the quarter. Discover company information and available fully remote jobs from any of these employers by selecting any company name below. This will give you complimentary access a Virtual Vocations profile for that business.
3. eXp Realty
10. SMC National
New Employer Partner Program Members—Q2 2023 State of Remote Work
Seven remote-enabled companies joined our Employer Partner Program during Q2. Jobseekers who hope to land a new fully remote role in the second half of the year will be encouraged by hiring trends, including those from new Employer Partner Program members, observed by Virtual Vocations Employer & Business Partnerships Specialist Erin Feldman.
In April, May, and June I was encouraged to see fully remote job openings from across virtually every industry, from technology and education to non-profit and real estate. We know jobseekers are open to career change. As many as 37% of workers changed careers due to the COVID-19 pandemic and, this year, more than 80% are actively looking for a new job. Employers want to remain competitive, especially in a highly saturated remote job market, so their job postings need to be varied to attract top talent. Q2 fully remote job postings show remote-enabled companies are paying attention.Erin Feldman, Employer & Business Partnerships Specialist, Virtual Vocations, Inc.
1. Streets2Schools, Inc., a consulting and instructional leadership firm
2. Market Prophet, a financial software developer
3. The Sentry, a non-profit investigative organization
4. Faith Foundation Northwest, a non-profit financial organization
5. Sustainable Seas Technology, Inc., a non-profit sustainability organization
6. Assistant Match, a virtual administrative services outsourcing firm
7. Texas Health Resources, a non-profit hospital system and medical service provider
About Virtual Vocations
Virtual Vocations, Inc., founded in 2007, is a private, family-owned, and 100% distributed company. Co-founded by CEO Laura Spawn and her brother, CTO Adam Stevenson, Virtual Vocations connects jobseekers with legitimate, fully remote job openings. All job postings are screened to ensure the highest quality standards. To date, Virtual Vocations has helped more than four million jobseekers find flexible remote work options.
In addition to managing and curating a database that, at any given time, houses more than 15,000 current, hand-screened remote job openings, Virtual Vocations offers jobseekers a number of tools to aid in their job searches. These tools include exclusive, self-paced career courses, digital guides for popular virtual job industries, and downloadable worksheets. The Career Services Division also provides job coaching and interview prep, LinkedIn profile enhancement, and resume and cover letter writing. Virtual Vocations also releases multiple data-driven reports each year on current trends in remote work.
Send questions about Virtual Vocations’ “Q2 2023 State of Remote Work” report to Kimberly Back. Kim is the Senior Job Data Content Producer and can be emailed at kim (at) virtualvocations (dot) com. Please visit Virtual Vocations’ social media profiles to connect. Visit Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, and Pinterest for more remote work content and conversations.
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