Is the desire for fully remote roles dwindling?
Millions of Americans stopped working from home in 2022, according to a new report from the Labor Department.
The agency said about 72 percent of private-sector reported little to no telework among employees between August and September. That is compared to about 60 percent in roughly the same period in 2021. Prior to the pandemic, 76.7 percent of companies reported little to no remote work.
Perhaps the drop in searches for fully remote roles hints at a deeper trend — employees and employers alike have concluded that being out-of-the-office five days a week is counter-productive. Moreover, it is increasing well-being issues and loneliness for some employees and, in turn, making it harder for employers to attract and retain talent.