Industries Adding the Most Remote and Virtual Jobs due to COVID Work Arrangements
The pandemic has sent a record number of employees to home based offices, and a swell of new hires to virtual-only roles. Industries that have seen some of the largest increases in remote work opportunities include:
- Human Resources.
- Marketing and Media.
- Project Management.
- Legal and Corporate Office Staff.
- Accounting and Finance.
The good news for virtual assistants is that high-paying jobs in a variety of areas and fields have grown by leaps and bounds. In some cases, the number of new virtual job opportunities have increased by more than 1,000 percent!
“Employees and workers have made it very clear…,” says Recruiters International executive Steve Daly. “If you are not going to offer your employees remote work arrangements then you can be sure that your competitors will. In order to attract the best staff and keep them, you need to put their safety and work-life balance first.”
Today’s remote and virtual work situation has changed thanks to ZOOM and Teams, and other networking tools. Virtual Assistants are reporting fewer meetings, group effort requirements, and more flexible hours. This new employee-focused mindset has also forced employers and hiring managers to offer bonuses, incentives and other benefits to new hires. “Many employers these days are even covering the cost of desks, chairs, computers, software and other equipment,” says Daly. “Just a few years ago, Virtual Assistants were generally required to take care of these expenses themselves.”
Here are just a few recent hiring announcements from top employers
- National Education Partners
- Nationwide Insurance