LinkedIn Data: Women, Gen Z More Likely to Apply to Remote Jobs

COVID-19 led to a remarkable increase in remote work. But as vaccinations ramp up, employers will soon have to decide whether they’ll continue to offer remote work arrangements once the pandemic has passed. As companies weigh the costs and benefits, there’s one factor that employers shouldn’t overlook: diversity. 

New data from LinkedIn suggests that offering remote jobs may make it easier to build more gender, educational, and generational diversity into your workforce. Compared to men, women are significantly more likely to apply to remote jobs. A job seeker’s education and age can also make them more or less likely to seek out remote jobs. 

Read on to see which groups are most likely to be interested in a remote job — and learn how remote applicants may have different priorities than most when it comes to considering a potential employer.

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