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The 55 Best Companies For Freelancers

Emmie Martin

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About a third of today's workforce do some form of freelancing.

The 9 to 5 workday isn't as common as it once was. Now, more and more people are becoming freelancers, which allows for flexible hours and the ability to work from home.

In fact, 53 million Americans — or 34% of today's workforce — holds a freelance job, according to a new report

About  68% of those professionals said they freelance to earn extra cash, while the remaining 42% do it to have a flexible schedule.

In addition to the control and supplemental income freelancing offers, it can also add some excitement to one's career, says Sara Sutton Fell, founder and CEO of FlexJobs, a service that specializes in helping connect people with flexible jobs. 

"If you can get a steady stream of freelance jobs, it'll provide you with variety, whereas working in one traditional office job may only offer the same responsibilities day after day," Sutton Fell explains.

To provide an even better feel of the freelance landscape, Flexjobs compiled a list of the best companies for freelance work by analyzing how many freelance listings employers posted between August 2013 and August 2014.

For anyone hoping to gain more control over their career, or who just want to work from home, here are the 55 companies with the most freelance opportunities: 

  1. US-Reports
  3. K12
  4. Razorfish
  5. Overland Solutions, Inc
  6. LanguageLine Solutions
  7. CompuCom Systems Inc.
  8. Carolinas HealthCare System
  9. Appen
  10. Judge Group
  11. ChamnessOnline
  12. Edmentum
  13. Connections Academy
  14. Roundarch Isobar
  15. Time Warner Cable
  16. Aureus Group
  17. Shutterfly
  18. RealPage
  19. The Center for Client Retention
  20. Horizontal Integration
  21. Rogers
  22. MakroTech
  23. Clarity Consultants
  24. Collabera
  25. Shmoop
  26. KPMG
  27. Freeman Leonard
  28. Bloomberg
  30. GoPro
  31. Achieve Test Prep
  32. Expedia
  33. CompuGain
  34. Cook Systems International
  35. Walmart
  36. Nintendo
  37. Lionbridge
  38. United Nations Development Programme
  39. Direct Interactions
  40. ObjectWin
  41. IVI International
  42. CACTUS Communications
  43. Action Against Hunger
  44. Thrillist
  45. Winston Retail Solutions
  46. Mater Health Services
  47. Pac-12 Enterprises
  48. donorworx
  49. Bustle
  50. Conde Nast
  51. Euromonitor International
  52. HUGE
  54. Active Network
  55. VMware

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