From Los Angeles to Loyalton, California is a “Golden State” of telecommuting opportunities. If you have been “California Dreamin'” about working remotely part-time or working from home full-time, let Virtual Vocations work for you. When it comes to finding your dream career, our database of California Telecommute Jobs will leave you saying, “Eureka! I’ve found it!”

California-based Companies that Hire Telecommuters
The pool of California companies that frequently hire telecommuters is nearly as large as the state’s area of 163,707 square miles. With this many opportunities for remote and virtual employment, The Beach Boys should sing about “California Telecommuters.” Apply to work for any of these California companies known for hiring remote, virtual and flexible schedule workers.

Account Temps (Menlo Park) – Temporary accounting staffing
Apple (Cupertio) – Computer engineering and software
Ask.com (Oakland) – Search engine
Cisco (San Jose) – Technology solutions
Clarity Consultants (Campbell) – Training and education services
CyberCoders (Irvine) – Recruiting
Fluid Inc. (San Francisco) – Design and development, consulting and merchandising software
DIRECT TV (El Segundo) – Satellite television
Health Net (Woodland Hills) – Health Services provider
HP (Palo Alto) – Technology and computer engineering
McAfee (Santa Clara) – Business and personal digital security
Internet Brands (El Segundo) – Internet media
Leapforce Inc. (Pleasanton) – Internet search engine
Oracle (Redwood Shores) – Software
Panda Restaurant Group Inc. (Rosemead) – Asian food and restaurant service
Sprout (San Francisco) – Internet software branding
Support.com (Redwood City) – Computer service and support
Syndicatebleu (Los Angeles) – Talent resources and staffing solutions
Wells Fargo (San Francisco) – Financial services

National Telecommute Companies that Restrict California Workers
We have not identified any national companies that restrict the hiring of telecommute workers from California.

Minimum Wage Requirements
As of January 2012, the California Minimum Wage is $8.00 per hour, which is higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25. If a company tries to pay you insufficient wages, run like you are in the Dipsea.

California Telecommute Laws
California’s Department of General Services (DGS) is the controlling body of statewide telecommuting. It manages telework information and procedures, policy and guidelines for state employees and agencies with telecommuting needs. The DGS suggests that inquires about state telework be made to (916) 375-4089.

Telecommuting and Taxes in California
We searched the Web with the might of a California Grizzly Bear but could not find any special regulations or guidelines regarding tax filing for California telecommuters.

Co-working Centers
The notion that telecommuters have to stay confined to the same four walls of their home office (or living room corner) is as false as work-from-home job ads that promise you’ll “MAKE $8000 A DAY IN YOUR PAJAMAS!!!!” As the popularity of telecommuting employment boomed, so did co-working centers. These collaborative facilities allow virtual and remote workers to rent office-like space and receive business products and services for a daily, weekly or monthly fee. Check out the following Cali co-working centers:

Altamont Cowork (Tracy)
Berkeley Coworking (Berkeley)
Blank Spaces (Los Angeles)
Coworking Fullerton (Fullerton)
Hera Hub (San Diego)
kleverdog Coworking (Los Angeles)
NextSpace (Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose)
Reactor (San Francisco)
Sandbox Suites (San Francisco)
Sierra Commons (Nevada City)
The Writer’s Junction (Santa Monica)

Work from Home Scams
As the most populated state in the U.S., California is a smorgasbord of employment scam opportunities, two of the most famous being Rebate Processor Jobs and Process at Home. Fortunately, the state’s “Take Charge! California” program provides information to consumers and residents about a host of frauds, including employment scams. The program encourages Californians to investigate potential employers using resources from the Better Business Bureau , avoid companies that promise little work and huge pay and never pay for state or federal job listings.

For information on additional work-from-home scams to avoid, review this Forbes list.

Additional Resource(s)
If you would like to view more information about the telecommuting lifestyle, investigate virtual employment work leads and communicate with other remote workers like you, visit our Virtual Vocations forums.