Job Postings Touting Remote Work Maintain Steady Pace
Despite increased interest from job seekers in recent weeks, job postings advertising remote work remain relatively unchanged.
Amid the COVID-19 crisis, many jobs have rapidly become work-from-home jobs at least temporarily. Job seekers have clearly responded to this change. Searches on Indeed for terms like ‘remote’, ‘work from home’ and related phrases have more than doubled as a share of all searches on Indeed since February.
However, employers don’t appear to be reacting to the coronavirus by increasing the rate at which they advertise work from home or remote work opportunities yet. The share of job postings on Indeed that advertise these options has been steadily rising for the past year and that trend hasn’t changed much in recent weeks.
Nick Bunker is the Economic Research Director for North America at the Indeed Hiring Lab who focuses on the U.S. labor market. He was previously a Senior Policy Analyst at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, an economics think tank. Prior to that, Nick was a Research Assistant at the Center for American Progress. He holds a B.S.F.S. in international economics from Georgetown University.