Looking for a new job? These 10 fields are hiring remote workers
With the disruptions from COVID-19 continuing into the new year, employers are accepting that their workforce will be remote for the foreseeable future.
Employees seem perfectly fine with that: according to a study by Mercer, 94% of employees say their productivity has increased or remained the same while working remotely. Twenty-seven percent of employees say they would be willing to take a paycut to work remotely, according to FlexJobs, an online job service.
Employers including Facebook, Twitter and Nationwide Insurance have all given employees the option to work from home indefinitely. A survey by IT services company Gartner found that 80% of employers plan to allow employees to work remotely at least part time, and 47% will allow employees to work from home full-time post-pandemic.
As employers look to the year ahead, many employers are still eager to boost their workplace populations with new hires for 2021. Adecco Group found that 40% of employers plan to expand their IT departments, and 31% plan to grow their sales teams. In addition to these job roles, Flexjobs released the ten fastest-growing careers for remote workers. These roles saw at least a 25% increase in job postings between March and December of 2020, pointing to a strong demand in the new year.
“Because of the unprecedented focus on remote work, we've seen a big increase in people looking for jobs that let them work from home, as well as more companies than ever allowing remote work and hiring for remote positions across a variety of fields,” said Sara Sutton, founder and CEO of FlexJobs.