5 Notable Trends in Flexible Work Statistics

FlexJobs has compiled key statistics regarding the current state of flexible work in the United States. Based on data from Gallup, FlexJobs, GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com, WorldatWork, and the Pew Research Center, these figures demonstrate positive growth in flexible working from previous years, while also highlighting key points that can lead to more widespread adoption by companies. Flexible work refers to work that is performed outside the parameters of the traditional in-office, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. schedule.

“Flexible work is gaining great momentum, as we’ve seen from increases in the number of telecommuters in the workforce, as well as in the number of organizations supporting workplace for work flexibility options and initiatives,” said Sara Sutton Fell, founder and CEO of FlexJobs, an online service for hand-screened telecommuting and flexible jobs.

“Telecommuting and other types of work flexibility are starting to have a much needed impact on the 21st century workplace, and there is no sign of it slowing down. Flexible work will not only play a significant role in the future of work, it will be a key differential of successful employers.”

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