Although people are returning to office work, the option to work remotely remains high and is likely to continue to grow.
The share of workplaces that explicitly say workers can be remote has nearly tripled since the pre-pandemic, from about 4% in 2019 to nearly 12% of workplaces in 2022, according to data from ZipRecruiter..
Some previous growth is being reversed as people resume face-to-face activities, particularly in education, tourism, agriculture and sports and recreation jobs, according to the job search platform. Remote roles in business, arts and entertainment, and finance and insurance have stabilized over the past two years.
But elsewhere, remote opportunities are expanding rapidly: tech, legal, engineering and science jobs are suited to remote work, and organizations, particularly in healthcare, financial services and technology, they continue to offer them.
Here are the top 10 companies hiring for the most remote jobs on ZipRecruiter in 2022:
- Anthem: 60,445 remote jobs listed this year
- CBR: 51,304 remote jobs listed this year
- USA: 42,311 remote jobs listed this year
- Capital activatede: 36,336 remote jobs listed this year
- Cerebral: 34,526 remote jobs listed this year
- Change healthcare: 30,602 remote jobs listed this year
- Goal: 29,052 remote jobs listed this year
- know: 282.62 remote jobs listed this year
- Kronos: 25,965 remote jobs listed this year
- Select Appointment: 25,799 remote jobs listed this year
More than 60% of job seekers expect to find remote opportunities, according to data from ZipRecruiter. And a similar share, 56 percent, of full-time American workers, more than 70 million people, say their work can be done by working remotely from home, according to Gallup.
Women are more likely than men to prefer remote work, and black, Asian and Latino workers are more likely than white colleagues to want the setup, according to ZipRecruiter. Workplace experts have said throughout the pandemic that greater adoption of flexible work arrangements could help boost a company’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
Since the beginning of 2022, workers say that concerns about Covid-1 are less and less a reason for wanting to work remotely, but the desire to save on travel costs has increased considerably. The typical job seeker would even take a 14% pay cut to work remotely, with younger and more senior workers willing to give up even more for flexibility.
Looking ahead, Gallup estimates that 55% of jobs in the future will be in a hybrid configuration and 22% will be fully remote, nearly three times the proportion of exclusively remote jobs available before the pandemic. Only 23% of jobs are expected to be done exclusively from a workplace, down from 60% of face-to-face work in 2019.
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