As out-of-office work continues to be prevalent in the job market, various companies have reportedly observed high productivity from employees working from home. Many federal, state, and local governments have moved to hybrid work or majority telework. According to Flexjobs.com, several private companies are now offering long-term flexible work positions, including Adobe, Amazon, Apple, Capital One, Dropbox, Ford Motor Company, Microsoft, and Nationwide Insurance.
A remote jobs filtered search on Flexjobs.com produced the following:
20,830 100% “Total remote jobs,” in these categories:
- Computer & IT
- Software Development
- Accounting & Finance
- Medical & Health
- Project Management
- HR & Recruiting
A hybrid remote jobs filtered search on Flexjobs.com produced the following:
- 1,279 Total “Remote during pandemic”
- 4,180 Total “Hybrid remote work”
- 1,966 Total “Option for Remote Work”
In April 2020, Owl Labs blog published the article, “The 40 Best Remote Companies to Work For.” The top three companies listed were Automattic, a software company; Zappier, an app company; and InVision, a digital product design company.
In March 2021, Owl Labs published “The Best Work From Anywhere Jobs: 2021 Edition.” They list 10 types of remote jobs, including:
- Coding & Software
- Information Technology
- Health care
- Accounting & Bookkeeping
- Customer Service
According to the Owl Labs report “State of Remote Work 2021,” various surveys report that the modern workforce finds greater productivity and other advantages from working from home. According to Flexjobs.com, telecommuting work has increased by 115% since 2005. Today’s market offers many opportunities for hybrid job seekers, and this trend could continue, even during normalcy apart from the pandemic. Statistically, a local career fair may have recruiters from companies with remote and hybrid work opportunities.
By Mary Piescik