Metro Detroit’s transportation woes have been well documented. The city has the highest automotive insurance rates in the country and the metro area ranks second to last in a list of metros for car affordability. It’s perhaps no surprise that more than 1 in 4 Detroiters do not have a car.

Detroit’s Public bus transportation–which runs city wide–has long been cited for its inability to run on schedule consistently. And for metro Detroiters with personal transport, lengthy commutes can present their own special disadvantages including negative effects such as decreased health, mental well being and productivity.

A growing trend among startups and tech companies alike is hiring fully remote teams, enabling workers to work from virtually anywhere. Hiring remotely can help employers to connect with a larger pool of potential talent, increase employee retention and productivity and decrease overall employer costs.

For employees, working remotely may at last help them to ditch their transportation worries.

Looking to get started working remotely? Check out FreeTask’s remote listings here.

Here are a few Detroit companies hiring remotely.


Olark is a live chat platform which enables businesses to connect with their customers. View current openings here. helps people create customized photo gifts via easy-to-use online software tools. View current openings here.


FarmLogs develops farm management software to help modern day farmers run more efficiently and predictably. View current openings here.

Looking for more opportunities? Check out the remote job boards below.

Jobspresso offers curated remote jobs in tech, marketing, customer support and more. Remote jobs are 100% handpicked, manually reviewed and expertly curated. Website:


WeWorkRemotely helps job seekers find jobs that aren’t restricted by commutes or a particular geographic area. Website:

Startfly Jobs

Startfly Jobs offers a remote tab to help job seekers find remote jobs in customer success, UX and technical support fields. Website:

Working Nomads curates interesting remote job offers in many professional career areas. Website:

Remote OK

Remote OK helps job seekers find jobs they can do from anywhere. Website: