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Telecommuting, work-from-home and remote jobs are becoming increasingly prominent in today’s job market. The flexibility these roles offer is great for both employers and employees; driving down the costs of running an office and contributing to a reduction in anxiety, blood pressure and stress levels according to various studies.

It’s not just small to medium sized businesses that are employing remotely; we take a look at five multi-national companies embracing the remote working culture.

Dell Technologies

Formally just “Dell”, Dell Technologies is headquartered in Round Rock, Texas, USA.  It employs 140,000 people globally and with $74 billion in revenue is the world’s largest private technology company.

Dell Technologies famously stated that allowing employees to work remotely or telecommute saves money, helps the environment and makes employees more productive. As such it wants half of all it’s employees to work remotely by 2020. It has historically recruited for remote candidates in roles ranging from management to administration and sales to consultancy.

American Express

Also known as “Amex”, American Express is an financial services corporation headquartered in Manhattan, New York City, USA. The Amex brand alone has an estimated worth of $14.97 billion and the company employs approximately 54,000 people.

American Express says that it’s “BlueWork” flexible working program has saved between $10 – $15 million a year in office costs as well as improving worker productivity. It has historically recruited for remote positions in both management and account positions.


Apple Inc. is an American technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California. It is perhaps best known for it’s iPhone brand and employs approximately 115,000 people worldwide.

One area in which Apple has embraced remote working is by permanently employing a large network of remote customer service agents or “At Home Apple Advisors”. This brings large savings on the operating costs of running a call centre. You can find out more about the plan here.

Apple has also previously recruited for remote positions in advisory and account executive roles.


Known officially as “Xerox Corporation”, Xerox is an American company headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut that sells document technology products and business services. It employs over 140,000 people worldwide.

Xerox has embraced remote working in a big way and recent figures suggest it employs over 8,000 remote professionals across the globe via it’s virtual workforce program. These 8,000 workers cover disciplines such as technical support, programming, customer care and quality control.


Otherwise known as “”, Salesforce is headquartered in San Francisco, California, USA and is a cloud computing company employing over 19,000 people worldwide. It has been recognised as one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” seven years in a row.

Salesforce flexible job openings include roles for technical architects, database administrators and engineers.

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