These Companies Have Remote Jobs That May Be Great for People With Chronic Illnesses or Disabilities
This piece was updated on August 7, 2018.
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.
To help you in your job search, we’ve identified 11 companies currently hiring for multiple remote positions. Most of these businesses are large companies with an international presence, but that doesn’t mean small companies aren’t looking for remote workers as well.
If your favorite company is hiring, or you see a position you think you can do virtually, send their HR department an email and ask if they allow employees to work remotely. Oftentimes, companies are willing to make accommodations for qualified applicants.
We’ll update this article as more companies announce available telecommuting positions, so make sure to bookmark it for future reference.
1. American Express
Credit card company American Express financially powers businesses and individuals. Their work-from-home job openings may just start up your career too. The company offers virtual positions in customer service, sales, travel and lifestyle, and human resources.
Benefits include flexible hours, paid family leave, and onsite wellness centers and counseling. American Express also facilitates networks to support the needs of employees including a Disability Awareness Employee Network and a Virtual Working Employee Network.
You can find remote job openings by viewing “Virtual Career Opportunities” here.
America’s largest online retailer added 5,000 part-time remote employees in 2017. This year, they have more than 200 virtual jobs open. Amazon offers remote positions across the company, from customer service to human resources and IT.
Full-time remote employees also receive a number of medical benefits including company-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, reimbursement for adoptions and a “ramp back” program that allows new moms or primary caregivers flexible time to return to the workforce.
You can search remote offerings here by clicking on “view remote jobs” under “remote career opportunities.
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.”
You can search remote offerings here by typing “at home” into the search bar.
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.
Some full-time positions may require occasional travel depending on the role. Full-time jobs come with benefits and paid time off, as do customer service positions.
You can search remote offerings here by typing “remote” or “virtual” where it says “keyword.”
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.
You can search remote offerings here by typing “at home” where it says “keyword.”
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.”
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.
You can search remote offerings by choosing one of the “remote” options from the “all locations” drop down menu here.
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.
You can search remote offerings here by typing “remote” where it says “search jobs.”
Consumer product company Philips 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 program for military veterans to support their mental and physical health.
You can search remote offerings here by typing “home based” where it says “Where.”
9. United Healthcare
Interested in working in health care? United Healthcare provides more than just remote jobs related to the health insurance business.
Available virtual roles include behavioral analysts, social workers, nursing positions and managerial opportunities. Full-time positions with benefits and hourly roles are also options.
You can search remote offerings here by typing “telecommute” where it says “Enter Keyword.”
Xerox’s virtual office program currently employs 8,000 remote employees. The company also prioritizes hiring veterans as part of its Heroes@Home program.
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.
You can search remote offerings here by selecting “Yes” at the bottom of the page where it asks “Virtual/Work At Home?”
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.
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.
You can search remote offerings here by typing “remote” at the top of the page where it says “Search.”
And just so you know… The Mighty also hires remote employees! Our contributing editors work from around the globe, editing stories submitted by The Mighty’s community. Each contributing editor has personal experience with the topics they are editing. We are not hiring for this position at this time, but updates will be sent in our weekly contributor newsletter as soon as we are.
You can view our other jobs here.
Do you know or work for a company that offers remote positions? Let us know about them in the comments below.