Why Landing a Remote Job Might Be the Next Path
Offering employees and prospective ones the possibility of cutting out their commute time completely by working from home has appealed to many in recent years.
Since 2020, there has been an influx of employees searching for remote opportunities due to the pandemic and finding the best fit for employees and their families.
There are different resources out there to help employees looking for remote roles, particularly with FlexJobs, which offers a membership for job seekers and analyzed approximately 100 companies that are hiring for remote roles while also factoring in about 58,000 organizations that posted jobs from last December until January.
Some of the top fields that are hiring for remote roles include computer and information technology, marketing, accounting and finance, project management, and more.
According to FlexJobs, approximately 62% of the job listings on their site are at either the intermediate or experienced level which would be ideal for an employee who has had some previous experience in different settings that is looking for a remote opportunity.
“We’re not seeing one industry dominate the remote job market like we used to,” Kathy Gardner, the vice president of communications at FlexJobs, says. “Three years ago, your best bet to land a remote job was to apply to tech companies, but now, there’s a much more healthy mix of industries offering flexible opportunities.”
Some companies that made it on FlexJobs top 100 companies include SAP, CVS Health, and UnitedHealth Group which have offered the autonomy and flexibility to encourage a healthy lifestyle while balancing work to their employees.
“It’s still a tight labor market, which means companies have to cater to what jobseekers want — and that’s remote work,” Gardner says. “But I also think a lot of companies who switched to remote work during the pandemic realized that it was a smart, long-term strategy for their business, allowing them to expand their talent pools, save money and make their employees happier.”