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A Sarasota Firefighter is being honored by his brother for First Responder Friday this week. Chris tells us about his brother, Tim. Chris says of his brother, “He does so much for the community, works for the fire department, and then he does mission trips with the youth. And they went to Louisiana a few times and spent weeks up there working and rebuilding after the hurricanes went up through there.”

Tim also does a burn camp for burn victims every year. Tim is also a professionally trained clown.

Congrats to Tim, the Sarasota Firefighter honored by his brother, as he receives a $100 Visa gift card from Crown Buick GMC . He also gets another $100 Visa gift card from Demesmin & Dover Law Firm.

Every Friday we honor a first responder in Tampa Bay. Do you have someone in your life that is a first responder? Someone that you admire, a relative, a friend? Whoever it is that you want to spotlight. We want to hear from you, and you can nominate someone right now by doing so HERE. The nomination process takes about five minutes. Once you nominate someone we will be in touch with you to schedule a call with you.

Florida: 10 Companies Hiring Remote Workers Now

There’s a lot of interest from workers to find Florida companies hiring remote workers. Now, some companies are exclusively going that route. The number of jobs that state workers can be remote has almost tripled from pre-pandemic levels. Specifically, the number has gone from about 4% of in 2019 to about 12% of jobs in 2022. Those numbers are according to ZipRecruiter.

“The pandemic-induced 50-year acceleration in the shift to remote work has now firmly taken root as a win-win-win for workers, businesses, and the economy,” ZipRecruiter.com says. “For workers, it offers the chance to access distant opportunities, save time and money, lower the risk of contracting Covid, escape gas price inflation, work from anywhere, and spend more time with family.” They add that for businesses, “it provides access to a wider and more diverse talent pool.” It also “reduces real estate and overhead costs, and increases labor productivity while reducing absenteeism. And on a national scale, it may help us avoid a wage-price spiral.”

When it comes to the type of companies looking to hire remote workers, according to ZipRecruiter.com, it’s high on tech jobs. “The share of job postings offering remote work was slowly growing before the pandemic, thanks to the rise of technologies such as cloud computing and video conferencing, but the trend accelerated at the start of the pandemic, and has continued to build,” they state. They add that even though roughly 12% of job postings now “explicitly state that employees may work remotely, there is considerable variation across industries, with less than 1 in 50 job postings offering remote work in transportation and storage (unsurprisingly), but more than 1 in 4 job postings offering it in the technology sector.”

Companies hiring remote workers now

Read on for the top 10 companies hiring the largest share of remote-capable jobs on ZipRecruiter in 2023. That includes Florida companies hiring remote workers. Some of these are familiar names, while others are newer. For more information, go here.

  • 10. SelectQuote

    SelectQuote has 25,799 remote jobs listed this year. That’s a huge number of opportunities for people in Florida. “SelectQuote can be your one-stop for life, auto insurance, home insurance, Medicare insurance and more,” they say on their official website.

  • 9. Kronos

    Kronos has 25,965 remote jobs listed this year. “Our purpose is people
    That’s why we provide HR, payroll, and workforce management technology and services that inspire your people and elevate the work experience,” they say on their official website. This is a great bunch of jobs for techies in your life.

  • 8. SAP

    SAP has 28,262 remote jobs listed this year. “Get software and technology solutions from SAP, the leader in business applications. Run simple with the best in cloud, analytics, mobile and IT solutions,” they say on their official website. It’s another tech-heavy collection of gigs.

  • 7. Meta

    Meta 29,052 remote jobs listed this year. Yes, this is the company that owns Facebook. “Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities and grow businesses,” they say on their official website. Of course, Meta is the company that owns Facebook and Instagram.

  • 6. Change Healthcare

    The healthcare industry is a hot one right now. Change Healthcare has 30,602 remote jobs listed this year. “A healthcare technology company focused on insights, innovation and accelerating the transformation of the U.S. healthcare system,” they say on their official website.

  • 5. Cerebral

    Cerebral has 34,526 remote jobs listed this year. “Cerebral offers online medication prescription and treatment for anxiety, depression and insomnia. Includes doctor’s visits and medication delivery,” they say on their official website. This is another round of jobs in the healthcare field.

  • 4. Capital One

    Capital One has 36,336 remote jobs listed this year. “Capital One can help you find the right credit cards; checking or savings accounts; auto loans; and other banking services for you or your business,” they say on their official website. This differs from a lot of companies on this list, because it’s a bank, not a tech company.

  • 3. USAA

    USAA has 42,311 remote jobs listed this year. They offer a lot of different services. “USAA offers competitive auto rates, no-monthly service fee banking and retirement options to all branches of the military and their family,” they say on their official website.

  • 2. CBRE

    CBRE has 51,304 remote jobs listed this year. “CBRE is the global leader in commercial real estate services and investments,” they say on their official website. Real estate, of course, is a big business at the moment.

  • 1. Anthem

    The company with the No. 1 amount of remote jobs right now is Anthem. Anthem has 60,445 remote jobs listed this year. “Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield is a trusted health insurance plan provider,” they state on their website, offering plans for Medicare, medical, dental, vision and employers.

  • Source

    This list is via ZipRecruiter.com.

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