If you have a chronic illness or disability, physically going to work every day can be difficult, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find employment. With the right accommodations, many people are able to work at least part-time.
America’s largest online retailer plans to add 5,000 part-time remote employees this year. According to CNBC, these customer service positions will pay approximately $10 per hour. For those interested in working in a different department, Amazon offers remote positions for managers and engineers.
Full-time remote employees also receive a number of medical benefitsincluding company-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, reimbursement for adoptions and a “ramp back” program which allows new moms or primary caregivers eight weeks of flexible time to return to the workforce.
If you are technologically savvy, a remote position at Apple may be appealing. Apple’s at-home advisors and team managers are virtual positions which provide technical support throughout the U.S. and internationally.
The full-time positions come with time off, benefits and discounts on Apple products. The company says it prides itself on inclusion and is always “exploring new ways to support employees with disabilities.”
One of the largest health insurance providers in the U.S., Aetna hires remote employees for a number of different job types. According to its website, the company has more than 100 offices across the U.S. and more than 43 percent of its employees telecommute.
The company pays both salaried and hourly employees a minimum base wage of $16 an hour and provides a variety of benefits including health insurance and enhanced medical benefits. These enhanced benefits, the company claims, can save eligible workers up to $4,000 on out-of-pocket health care costs.
Insurance company Humana offers a variety of work-from-home positions as part of its workforce. Employees receive health and financial benefits and have the opportunity to receive overtime and bonuses.
Remote positions range from financial services, sales and customer care. Humana was named a “Top 25 Noteworthy Company” by DiversityInc in 2015. The company also prioritizes hiring veterans with disabilities.
Some full-time positions may require occasional travel depending on the role. Full-time jobs come with benefits, as do customer service positions.
One of the largest hospitality groups in the U.S., Hilton routinely hires virtual employees for positions across the country. In addition to being remote, many positions also offer flexible schedules for employees unable to work from 9 to 5.
Xerox’s virtual office program currently employs 8,000 remote employees. The company also prioritizes hiring veterans as part of its Heroes@Homeprogram.
Virtual positions include customer care, tech support, programming and quality control. Remote employees are also eligible for benefits such as health insurance, life insurance and child and elder care assistance.
Remote jobs come with comprehensive medical benefits including additional benefits for parents and those looking to start a family. These include 26 weeks of paid parental leave, adoption and infertility benefits and a flexible return to work program.
Despite its name, Salesforce is hiring for more than just sales jobs. Current open remote positions include engineers, management roles, finance — and, of course, sales.
Opportunities are available for engineers and developers in addition to some business development and managerial roles. Full-time employees receive medical benefits and other technology-based perks.
If Firefox is your favorite browser, you may want to work for Mozilla, an internet company and foundation, which offers remote positions throughout the U.S. and internationally. The company honors the work preferences of its employees, stating, “If you work best from home, that’s not a problem. We can support you anywhere.”
Interested in what people are watching on TV? If so, you may want to work for Nielson, which tracks viewing habits of people across the U.S.
Full-time positions are available in a variety of fields including engineering, business services and analytics. The company also offers a benefits package including health care and dependent care spending accounts, long-term and short-term disability coverage, supplemental and dependent life insurance and an employee assistance program.
Consumer product company Phillips offers home-based jobs around the globe for a variety of positions. Available positions include engineering, sales, informatics and customer service.
Full-time positions come with benefits, although some remote roles require extensive travel. The company also offers an employee assistance programfor military veterans to support their mental and physical health.
11. United Healthcare
Interested in working in health care? United Healthcare provides more than just remote jobs related to the health insurance business.
United Healthcare also partners with agencies and the government, through programs such as Welfare to Work and Lifeworks, to hire and support job candidates with disabilities.
Available virtual roles include behavioral analysts, social workers, nursing positions and managerial opportunities. Full-time positions with benefits and hourly roles are also options.