REMOTE jobs are more and more in demand. There’s a new breed of job-hunters who are more inclined to search for positions that would allow them to work remotely. These young, tech-savvy, outward-looking, restless natives are happy to go where the work takes them, travelling the world in search of new opportunities and experiences.
These digital nomads are exploiting the opportunities the Internet has brought, using technology to work remotely. Thanks to technology, now you can communicate through IM, email, and video conferencing to make connecting with colleagues simple and convenient.
Here are top 20 cities people want to be, and are hungry for remote jobs than any others, based on factors such as living costs and safety, according to the Nomad List.
In an article by Karsten Strauss for forbes.com, she said: “Over 2.5% of the workforce in the United States now operates remotely and that figure is climbing steadily. This past December, job search engine Indeed.com – visited by 180 million users every month – discovered that a growing number of people were searching for remote or telecommuting jobs.”
And 29 percent of those people said that the ability to work remotely would be a key thing that would attract them to a new job.
But those looking for remote work tend to fall into a certain category — highly skilled professionals, largely in corporate fields where technology can be used to connect a workforce, and tasks are not face-to-face or directly hands-on, which seems to makes sense.
Senior Vice President of Indeed.com, Paul D’Arcy said: “Searches for remote and flexible work have been some of the fastest-growing searches that we’ve seen,
“We find that there are people who choose where they want to work first, and then the job second… these are all hot cities—fast-growing, in-demand places that people are flocking to,” taking advantage of the fact that technology makes it possible to have employees spread out over a wide geographic region, plugged into the company network from afar.”
There’s no doubt that the cities on the list are large metropolitan areas that have a lot to offer in terms of culture and opportunity. “That may explain why folks would rather work remotely there than move away to follow a job, if employers are agreeable to such an arrangement,” he added.