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Appen Named a Top 100 Company to Watch for Telecommuting Jobs in 2016

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February 5, 2016

Appen is ranked #77 among the top 100 of companies hiring telecommuters in 2016

2016 Top 100 Remote Work Company to Watch

Sydney, February 5, 2015— Appen is proud to announce that it has been named to FlexJobs’ annual list of the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Telecommuting and Remote Jobs in 2016. FlexJobs, a job service specializing in remote and flexible job opportunities, analyzed its database of over 40,000 companies’ job posting history in 2015 to determine which companies would be most likely to incorporate telecommuting into their hiring practices in 2016. To be considered, companies had to offer a telecommuting-friendly component to some of their jobs, such as an arrangement to telecommute entirely, part of the time, or as an option."Appen is proud to be recognized by FlexJobs as a leader in flexible opportunities," said Ric Mercuri, Vice President of Global Human Resources. "Work-from-home arrangements can allow us to expand our full-time and independent contractor candidate pools and bring on the best candidates possible. Increased productivity and better work-life balance makes telecommuting a win-win for everyone, and we expect to continue the practice in 2016 and beyond."“Appen is one of the forward-thinking companies that understands that integrating telecommuting options is a smart business strategy," said Sara Sutton Fell, founder and CEO of FlexJobs. “Telecommuting can benefit companies in so many ways, including cost savings, increased productivity and retention, better candidate pools, improved company culture and employee health, and many others.”Since 2005, the number of telecommuters has grown by 103 percent in the United States. People who telecommuted in both 2014 and 2015 said that they telecommuted 22 percent more in 2015, according to a recent FlexJobs survey.For the complete list of the top 100 companies to watch for remote jobs in 2016, visit: https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/100-top-companies-with-work-from-home-jobs-in-2016To request additional information, please contact Rachael Pappas at rpappas@appen.com, or Kathy Gardner at kgardner@flexjobs.com.About AppenAppen is a global leader in speech and search technology services. With expertise in more than 150 languages, Appen partners with leading technology and ecommerce companies as they develop new offerings and expand them to global markets. Our solutions help companies create engaging products with accurate speech interfaces and relevant content ranging from web sites, to maps, images, and merchandise.About FlexJobsFlexJobs is the leading online service for professionals seeking telecommuting, flexible schedule, part-time, and freelance jobs. With flexible job listings in over 50 career categories, and opportunities ranging from entry-level to executive and freelance to full-time, FlexJobs offers job seekers a safe, easy, and efficient way to find professional and legitimate flexible job listings. Having helped over one million people in their job searches, FlexJobs has appeared on CNN and Marketplace Money and in TIME, Forbes, Fortune, and hundreds of other trusted media outlets. FlexJobs' Founder & CEO Sara Sutton Fell has also launched two additional partner sites, Remote.co and 1 Million for Work Flexibility, to help provide education and awareness about the viability and benefits of remote working and work flexibility.