The Future of Work: How the Coronavirus Crisis Speeds Up Remote Working Trends

While working from home has become more popular over the last years, the remote working trend in the COVID-19 crisis gives a sneak peek into what the future of work looks like. Despite other shifts in labor trends that will change the economy’s landscape, the necessary innovations in remote working are setting the stage for future online and remote work.

In 2018, the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) counted a little over 93,000 remote workers – a 7.3% share of the workforce. To compare, in 2014 the share of remote workers was around 5% (EMSI data). Following this trend, more work in the future will be able to be done remotely, and an increasing number of professions will be in teleworking format.

Some examples of jobs with potential for more remote working in the future are:

  • Application Developers
  • Software Specialists
  • Infrastructure Engineers
  • Design Consultants
  • Personal Assistants
  • Merchandising Specialists

In 2018 the Charlotte MSA was ranked number 21 in top metros for remote workers right behind Austin.

In addition, following the COVID-19 crisis, EMSI launched its Job Postings Dashboard, which paints a picture of the industries and occupations that are currently seeing most and least job postings.