More jobseekers looking to work remotely, Indeed study revea
Sheetal Sukhija - Wednesday 22nd November, 2017
The global research was conducted by job site Indeed
The research conducted over the past year revealed more people seeking part-time employment
In a year, number of Irish jobseekers looking for remote work rose by 171 percent
DUBLIN, Ireland - According to a global research conducted by recruitment firm Indeed, more Irish jobseekers are now looking for remote work.
The job site, which conducted a research spanning a year, found that during the period, the number of people in Ireland searching for jobs using the search term “remote” on its site rose by 171 percent.
Further, the global job search site also found that more people are also seeking part-time employment.
The site said that with increasing traffic and the desire to avoid lengthy commutes the main reasons for remote working is becoming more attractive.
In the report, Indeed EMEA Vice President of Sales Gerard Murnaghan said, "For employers, remote working has become more of an option for staff as technology and broadband speeds advance. From an employee’s perspective, remote working gives them the flexibility to overcome things like childcare commitments or challenging commutes, or to simply maximise their productivity and time."
The company said that its data was collated between January and October 2016 and compared with data on job search, collected during the same period in 2017, allowing a year-on-year comparison.
The research titled Indeed’s ‘Year in Search’ further revealed that the number of Irish people searching for “part-time” work went up by a dramatic 441 percent.
Murnaghan added, "The increasing numbers searching for part-time work points to the way that work lives are being shaped by wider social change. People live much longer now, and when they reach retirement age, they frequently want or need to keep their foot in the door of the jobs market.”
He explained, “This is leading to increasing demand for flexible, part-time employment options, which allow people to continue achieving career goals and provide ongoing financial security."
The firm also stated that searches for roles as front-end developers and UX designers rose by more than 130 percent.
This, Indeed’s researcher said signalled an improvement in the numbers looking for tech roles which will help narrow the skills gap the sector faces.
Further, the survey found that the number of Irish students looking for summer internships rose by 183 percent.
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