Working Remote May be Losing its Luster

U.S. remote work, which reached its peak during the summer of 2021 as the Delta variant dominated COVID-19 cases nationwide, saw a slightly negative trend in the 1st quarter of 2022 according to a June 29 report released by web data provider Coresignal. The examination of more than 40 million public job postings from August 2020 through March 2022 revealed that from June through August 2021, the percent of jobs available for remote work increased by nearly 67%. California had the highest number of remote work postings, followed by Texas and New York, possibly due to the saturation of tech companies within these states. However, as of February 2022, only 10% to 15% of job offerings allowed remote work, but despite return-to-work mandates and hybrid policies on the rise, slightly less than half of workers whose employers expected them to return to the office are going in five days a week. Looking ahead, remote work is unlikely to become extinct, the workforce demanding it remain as a viable opportunity, making it likely that “employees, executive, and the government will have to find a common ground.”