Companies Offering Remote Work Thrive Amid Labor Shortage

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Due to health reasons, a desire to have a work-life balance, or a preference to avoid the commute, workers throughout the country are taking a stand for the home office.

Among those surveyed, 58 percent stated they prefer a fully remote job post-pandemic, according to a FlexJobs survey that was carried out in July and August 2021. Furthermore, 39 percent expressed an interest in a hybrid arrangement, while a mere 3 percent were inclined to return to a fully in-person work environment.

As such, it’s no surprise that some retailers, manufacturers, and restaurants that require employees be present during their shifts are struggling to find workers. Nearly seven in 10 companies have reported a shortage in talent and a hard time finding new hires, according to ManpowerGroup’s latest Talent Shortage survey. Companies with the least amount of flexibility and most in-person positions top the list of those facing difficulties in the hiring department.

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