Contrary to traditional brick-and-mortar companies still holding on to a "butts-to-seat" work philosophy, Bill Gates once uttered this prophetic gem years back: 

The competition to hire the best will increase in the years ahead. Companies that give extra flexibility to their employees will have the edge in this area.

The majority of companies today have not followed suit to what Gates knew about the rising flexible job movement. 

One report from Upwork, a freelancing website, notes that while nearly two-thirds of companies have remote workers, fewer than half have a telecommuting policy. Additionally, over a third of full-time employees will work remotely in the next 10 years.

A study conducted by FlexJobs, a leader in the flexible job movement, found that working remotely will save employees between $4,668 to $5,688 per year, including $686 saved on gas per year.

More companies are understanding that employees are not just functions but human beings who have lives outside of work. Using telecommuting to allow them to take care of important things is a key talent acquisition and retention strategy.

That said, Amazon, Apple, and Salesforce (among other top brands listed below on FlexJobs' job board) are currently hiring remote workers. 

While FlexJobs requires a sign-up process to view current job openings, you can get a feel for some possible options from the most recent remote jobs listed on their website. 

Apple remote jobs

  • At-home adviser
  • Reseller specialist (several locations in the U.S.)
  • Customer relations adviser
  • Customer service and safety specialist

Amazon remote jobs

  • Senior digital marketing manager, strategic accounts

  • Assistant manager

  • Senior practice manager

  • Technical recruiter

  • Associate data scientist

  • Cloud application architect

  • Data visualization specialist

Salesforce remote jobs

  • Account executive
  • Account manager
  • Senior account executive
  • Senior program architect
  • Customer success architect
  • Enterprise architect
  • Industry go to market leader

Other notable top brands hiring remote workers

Many Fortune 500 companies that make FlexJobs' annual "100 Top Companies With Remote Jobs" list are hiring remote workers. Here are some examples of recently posted jobs.

Dell remote jobs

  • Data center specialist
  • Storage specialist
  • Sales executive
  • Senior analyst
  • Procurement analyst

Hilton

  • Guest service agent
  • Executive director, business travel sales
  • Manager, renovations
  • Senior revenue manager

New remote positions posted just yesterday

According to FlexJobs, each of these job opportunities is "hand-screened and includes some option for flexibility, such as remote, part-time or flexible schedule, or freelance work." The jobs range from entry level to executive positions and most are located in the U.S. Here are new positions listed on February 14, 2019.

  • Senior trainer
  • Marketing training specialist
  • Patient navigator--pediatrics
  • Developer writer
  • Client service associate
  • Adjunct faculty--finance
  • UX research participant recruiter
  • Senior director, strategic initiatives
  • Sales--clinical adviser
  • Administrative assistant
  • Executive administrative assistant
  • Senior administrative assistant
  • E-commerce business development
  • Financial business analyst
  • Principal clinical trial auditor
  • Podcasts editor
  • Solutions and design consultant
  • Cloud security analyst
  • Security operations engineer
  • Data architect
  • Surveyor
  • Scientific technical writer
  • Coder, auditor II