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Remote Work: Is it Here to Stay?

May 12, 2022 by Tim Hatton

The Covid-19 pandemic disrupted nearly everything about modern life and work—but over two years later, the shift to remote work has proven to be one of the most lasting and significant changes. 

Emsi Burning Glass data show that job postings that offer remote work are on the rise, and have more than tripled since the beginning of 2020. That’s certainly an advantage for workers who can spend more time at home and avoid childcare and commute expenses, but it also has immense potential for employers.

In the latest in our video series on the post-Covid labor market, hear from Emsi Burning Glass VP of Client Services Bre House: 




So after two years, the pandemic is winding down and now you’re wondering, what’s changed? I’m Bre House with Emsi Burning Glass where we are continually tracking labor market data trends.

A lot has changed during the pandemic. But the question is what will stick around after the pandemic is gone? Well, your office might not look a lot like this anymore…and it might look more like this.

Remote work is here to stay. This can be a huge benefit for employees who no longer have to commute to work, but this is also a huge benefit to employers.

Many West Coast companies are now able to hire in places like Texas, Virginia, all over. The same is true for East Coast companies hiring on the West Coast. If you are an employer, you need to consider offering remote work to be more competitive. If you’re not offering remote work, you can bet that your competitor is.

If you’re a college or university, you need to consider what expanded skills you should offer knowing that many of your students will be remotely employed by firms thousands of miles away.

And if you’re a local government, you need to think about how you foster tech-ready hubs for remote workers.

The bottom line is post COVID, remote work is here to stay.

For insights on this and other changes in the labor market, visit us at our website. “Hey everyone, thanks for hopping on the meeting…”

Tim Hatton

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