Are Remote Job Postings on the Rise? LinkedIn Provides Some Answers

Remote work has become a popular concept in the wake of a global pandemic that left billions of people stuck at home. Venturing outdoors would have been a huge health risk for people because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up exposing them to a highly infectious and hazardous virus, so allowing them to work from home was the only way in which the economy could continue to function.

The pandemic is impacting public life less and less with each passing week, but in spite of the fact that this is the case remote job postings continue to be on the rise. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Microsoft's LinkedIn has just provided some interesting data pertaining to postings that offer remote work opportunities. Unsurprisingly, the data reveals that tech companies are offering all kinds of remote jobs, with 41.3% of these roles being remote as opposed to 26.3% last year.

However, a more surprising twist of events is that various other industries are offering work from home roles as well with all things having been considered and taken into account. These include education, with remote jobs doubling from 14.3% last year to around 29% in this year so far. Virtually every sector is experiencing an increase in remote job offers, even real estate although in this sector the increase is marginal with the proportion of such jobs going from 6.2% to 7.2% in the span of a year.

This seems to suggest that remote work is allowing business to be conducted effectively. It might have been hard to imagine a time when everyone would start working from home, but the forced exploration of this method allowed both employees and employers to see its benefits. The only industry that saw a decrease in remote job postings was that of arts and recreation, with the proportion decreasing ever so slightly from 10.5% to 10.3% although that still means that one out of ten jobs continue to be remote.

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