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.