Virtual Vocations - Businesses Still Hiring Amid COVID-19 - Q4 Employer Partners Report

Businesses Still Hiring Amid COVID-19 — Q4 Employer Partners Report

The Virtual Vocations Q4 Employer Partners Report provides an overview of hiring trends our Employer Partners exhibited during the fourth quarter of 2020. We name businesses still hiring amid COVID-19, highlight new Employer Partners that joined our program during the quarter, and describe the top locations and industries for remote jobs posted by our Employer Partners during October, November, and December.

The Employer Partner Program

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Through the Virtual Vocations Employer Partner Program, companies with remote job openings can connect their job postings to millions of eager, experienced remote jobseekers in more than 40 career fields. During 2019 alone, Employer Partners shared nearly 6,000 job postings to the Virtual Vocations job board and program membership grew by 66%.

Become a Virtual Vocations Employer Partner

New Employer Partner Program members must undergo a vetting process to ensure the business meets Virtual Vocations’ quality standards. Once approved for the program, Employer Partners enjoy benefits like the following:

Free job postings on approved telecommute jobs
Ability to submit jobs individually or through feeds
Employer Dashboard to easily manage remote job listings
Access to application tracking stats like CTR and views
Features that allow applicants to apply by email or direct company link
Posted jobs featured in email alerts to more than 500,000 remote jobseekers
Permanent Company Profile page researched and written by Virtual Vocations staff
Dedicated account manager to assist with hiring needs
Immediate registration and job submissions access

Businesses Still Hiring Amid COVID-19 — Q4 Employer Partners Report

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Remote Jobs Statistics from Q4 Employer Partners

The following statistics* underscore the flexibility and stability remote jobseekers can achieve with home-based and virtual jobs as well as the value employers place on providing telework opportunities to their team members, especially during COVID-19.

  • 96.41% were 100% remote jobs requiring no travel or on-site work.
  • 79.04% were posted directly by employers rather than by staffing agencies.
  • 71.26% required experienced candidates with a background in that role and/or career field.
  • 64.07% required a bachelor’s degree or some college.
  • 58.08% were permanent positions.
  • 56.89% were full-time remote jobs.
  • 28.14% were entry-level remote jobs.
  • 27.54% were remote jobs posted by 100% virtual companies.
  • 23.95% were remote jobs for independent contractors.

*Note: Geographical data about Employer Partner locations can be found further down in the report.

CEO’s Statement on Remote Hiring During COVID-19

“The fourth quarter of 2020 was Virtual Vocations’ best-ever period for remote job postings. From October 1 through December 31, the Virtual Vocations team sourced, screened, and added more than 160,000 remote and work from home job postings to our online job board.

During the quarter, we worked directly with 49 Employer Partners—companies that value remote work as well as the high-quality experience and professionalism of our Virtual Vocations members. From online education and health services to computer programming and virtual assisting, these businesses showcase the spectrum of online and telework jobs available to jobseekers throughout the U.S. As the economy continues to navigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we know more forward-thinking, proactive companies will embrace remote work, and Virtual Vocations will be here to assist them.”

—Laura Spawn, Virtual Vocations CEO & Co-Founder

Top 15 Employer Partners for Q4

All of the following companies and organizations represent businesses still hiring amid COVID-19. The companies were ranked according to the number of remote job postings they published to the Virtual Vocations job board during Q4.

These top 15 Employer Partners for October, November, and December 2020 made a strong push for remote and virtual hiring. In fact, our top 15 Employer Partners for Q4 accounted for 77.24% of all Employer Partner job postings made during the quarter.

1. VirBELA (La Jolla, California)

2. Achieve Test Prep (Wayne, New Jersey)

3. PSG Global Solutions (Marina Del Rey, California)

4. Honey Bar Media, Inc. (dba Community Influencer) (Rancho Cucamonga, California)

5. Boldly (New York, New York)

6. Study.com (Mountain View, California)

7. EK Health Services, Inc. (San Jose, California)

8. TTEC (Englewood, Colorado)

9. Uscreen (Washington, D.C.)

10. Elite Virtual Assistants (Cleveland, Ohio)

11. eXp Realty (Bellingham, Washington)

12. Appen (Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia)

13. BKA Content (Ogden, Utah)

14. Daily Transcription, Inc. (Los Angeles, California)

15. UltraViolet (Washington, District of Columbia)

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“Despite the ups and downs of 2020, it was incredible to wrap up the year with such a marked increase in remote jobs! I continue to be impressed by the number of new and existing Employer Partners offering quality remote jobs to our jobseekers.

Looking ahead to 2021, we do not expect the upward trends in remote hiring to decline. I look forward to partnering with more remote-enabled companies excited about the flexibility remote work can provide their businesses and employees.”

—Erin Feldman, Remote Employer & Business Partnerships Specialist

20 New Employer Partners Added During Q4

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The following Virtual Vocations Employer Partners became new program members during October, November, or December 2020.

1. Mental Health 365, Inc. (San Diego, California)

Mental Health 365 is an accredited mental health services company providing internet-based counseling services including group therapy, relationship coaching, and life coaching. The company applies a transformational living approach to mental health that includes elements like harnessing the power of technology and micochange.

2. iPhone Photography School (Riga, Latvia)

One of our Employer Partners headquartered abroad, iPhone Photography School is a company that offers exclusive email tips, video lessons, and in-depth online courses that demonstrate to users how to improve iPhone photography and photo editing.

3. Platform.sh (Paris, France)

Based in the “City of Light,” Platform.sh has delivered its cloud application platform to help teams create, operate, and scale website and apps. As of 2021, more than 65,000 developers and 5,000 organizations use Platform.sh to revolutionize how their teams work on the web.

4. West Arete (State College, Pennsylvania)

Since 2005, West Arete has developed custom software solutions for higher education while utilizing continuous integration, Scrum processes, and test-driven development. The company’s services and solutions include service contracts, mentoring, research support, and web and mobile application development.

5. BKA Content (Ogden, Utah)

BKA Content is a marketing and content creation agency providing services like search engine optimization (SEO), eCommerce product descriptions, website design, managed services for agencies and businesses with custom content requests, and blog subscriptions for strategy-based content creation.

6. Appen (Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia)

For more than 20 years, Appen has served as a leading training data platform to launch and improve artificial intelligence (AI) systems. The company works with a remote global network of more than a million contractors operating across 130 countries and speaking upwards of 180 languages and dialects. Appen also employees more than 700 employees throughout its nine global offices.

7. Content Distribution (Seattle, Washington)

Founded in 2019, Content distribution is a new but impactful remote-enabled marketing company that aims to help its clients improve the ability of their audiences to find them via organic web searches. As of 2021, Content Distribution has published more than 1,000 pages and generated 65,000+ keywords. Content Distribution’s clients have secured leads from recognizable companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and Postmates.  

8. NEXT Village San Francisco (San Francisco, California)

A non-profit organization focused on aging with dignity, NEXT Village San Francisco is a neighborhood organization that offers services and support to assist aging seniors with living independently in their own homes within northeast San Francisco. The organization utilizes a system of staff and volunteers to enhance the lives of the seniors in their communities. 

9. Omniscient Digital (Austin, Texas)

Austin-based Omniscient Digital specializes in content-focused marketing for B2B software companies. Through a process of building and launching custom content strategies, Omniscient Digital has helped companies like HubSpot, AppSumo, and Wunderkind grow traffic, convert readers, and generate more leads.

10. PSG Global Solutions (Marina Del Rey, California)

Servicing the healthcare, industrial, information technology, and engineering industries, PSG Global Solutions provides staffing and recruiting options and solutions for businesses. The company utilizes offshore recruiting and support and relies on principles like data, accountability, employee development, candidate focus, and merit to meet the needs and expectations of clients, employees, and stakeholders. 

11. Stonebridge Tax Solutions (San Jose, California)

San Jose’s Stonebridge Tax Solutions is a tax and accounting services firm specializing in bookkeeping, individual and business taxes, tax consulting, and IRS tax resolution. Remote positions with Stonebridge operate on a flexible schedule and are generally for tax preparers of various experience levels.

12. Gardner & Capparelli (Syracuse, New York)

Gardner & Capparelli is a boutique accounting and strategy firm founded in 2016. The company provides team-based, integrated services solutions for the delivery of finance, tax, accounting, and human resources services. In addition, the company also provides traditional tax and accounting services. Garner & Capparelli has also pioneered a “Virtual HR” and “Virtual CFO & Accounting” program for their clients. 

13. Whistleblower Anti-Bullying Resource Network (WARN) (Charlottesville, Virginia)

WARN was founded by Attorney Shenandoah Titus in 2018. Attorney Titus is a former United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official who resigned from the DHS in 2018. The company’s mission, according to its website, is to “…help eradicate bullying, harassment and reprisal in the workplace.” 

14. Fitbark Inc. (Kansas City, Missouri)

FitBark is a pet technology company providing dog GPS and health tracking for U.S. and global pets. The company’s worldwide network includes pet parents from more than 140 countries. Remote jobs with FitBark include roles for technical support managers, iOS engineers, Android developers, software engineers, and QA engineers.

15. Agilent Technologies (Santa Clara, California)

A clinical research and scientific testing supply company, Agilent Technologies provides high-quality tools and technologies to support laboratories around the world. Agilent services markets in diagnostics, life sciences, and applied chemicals while providing laboratories with expertise, consumables, instruments, and more. While the company has offices in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific market, Agilent hires remote workers for jobs in areas like technical writing, proofreading, and phone support.

16. D&D’s Tax Service & Notary (Houston, Texas)

D&D’s Tax Service & Notary is an accounting and tax preparation company that works for their clients to make post-deadline amendments, handle audits, prepare their taxes and notarize documents. The company hires remote workers for 100% virtual roles as tax preparers.

Top 10 States for Employer Partner Remote Job Postings

Among all Employer Partner remote job openings published to the Virtual Vocations job board during Q4, most job openings were for telecommuting jobseekers living in these 10 states.

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1. Texas

Top 5 Remote Work Industries in “The Lone Star State”: 

  1. Information Technology
  2. Sales
  3. Healthcare
  4. Account Management
  5. Customer Service

2. Georgia

Top 5 Remote Work Industries in “The Peach State”: 

  1. Information Technology
  2. Healthcare
  3. Sales
  4. Account Management
  5. Education

3. Tennessee

Top 5 Remote Work Industries in “The Volunteer State”: 

  1. Information Technology
  2. Healthcare
  3. Sales
  4. Customer Service
  5. Education

4. Kentucky

Top 5 Remote Work Industries in “The Bluegrass State”: 

  1. Information Technology
  2. Healthcare
  3. Sales
  4. Customer Service
  5. Account Management

5. Florida

Top 5 Remote Work Industries in “The Sunshine State”: 

  1. Information Technology
  2. Healthcare
  3. Sales
  4. Customer Service
  5. Account Management

6. Virginia

Top 5 Remote Work Industries in “The Old Dominion State”: 

  1. Information Technology
  2. Healthcare
  3. Sales
  4. Education
  5. Customer Service

7. Pennsylvania

Top 5 Remote Work Industries in “The Keystone State”: 

  1. Information Technology
  2. Sales
  3. Healthcare
  4. Education
  5. Account Management

8. Ohio

Top 5 Remote Work Industries in “The Buckeye State”: 

  1. Information Technology
  2. Healthcare
  3. Sales
  4. Account Management
  5. Customer Service

9. Minnesota

Top 5 Remote Work Industries in “The North Star State”: 

  1. Information Technology
  2. Healthcare
  3. Sales
  4. Human Services
  5. Account Management

10. North Carolina

Top 5 Remote Work Industries in “The Tar Heel State”: 

  1. Information Technology
  2. Healthcare
  3. Sales
  4. Project Management
  5. Customer Service

Headquarters Locations Statistics from Q4 Employer Partners

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Our Employer Partners represent a diverse group of businesses and organizations that recruit talented professionals throughout the U.S. and around the world to join their distributed teams. For Q4 of 2020, we took an in-depth look at the headquarters locations for all Employer Partners who shared remote job postings to the Virtual Vocations job board in October, November, or December. These statistics showcase the broad appeal of flexible and remote work arrangements.

  • 87.75% of Employer Partners are headquartered in the U.S.
  • 22.45% of Employer Partners are headquartered in California.
  • 12.24% of Employer Partners are international companies headquartered in Canada, France, Hungary, Latvia, Hong Kong, and Australia.
  • 10.20% of Employer Partners are headquartered in New York.

Other popular locations for Q4 Employer Partners include Washington, Texas, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Florida, and the District of Columbia. Virtual Vocations Employer Partners, which span the U.S., can also be found from New Jersey to Utah and Arizona to Kansas.

Top 10 Categories for Employer Partner Remote Job Postings

Virtual Vocations posts remote job openings across forty-seven career fields. From October through December, most remote jobs from Employer Partners were from these 10 job industries.

1. Customer Service

Examples of Trending Customer Service Remote Jobs: 

2. Education

Examples of Trending Education Remote Jobs: 

3. Writing

Examples of Trending Writing Remote Jobs: 

4. Management

Examples of Trending Management Remote Jobs: 

5. Administrative

Examples of Trending Administrative Remote Jobs: 

6. Sales

Examples of Trending Sales Remote Jobs: 

7. Marketing

Examples of Trending Marketing Remote Jobs: 

8. Information Technology

Examples of Trending Information Technology Remote Jobs: 

9. Engineering

Examples of Trending Engineering Remote Jobs: 

10. Research

Examples of Trending Research Remote Jobs: 

Contact Information for the Q4 Employer Partners Report on Businesses Still Hiring Amid COVID-19

Inquiries about the Virtual Vocations Q4 for 2020 Employer Partners Report on Businesses Still Hiring Amid COVID-19 can be made to Michelle Rawlings, Public Relations Specialist, at michelle (at) virtualvocations (dot) com or via phone at 1-800-379-5092 EXT. 703.

Please visit Virtual Vocations social media profiles on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, and Pinterest for additional remote work content and conversations.

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