WAOW, Wisconsin (WAOW) — Researchers from the University of Wisconsin’s Extension Division hosted a webinar on Thursday to discuss the future of working from home.
More than two-and-a-half years after the pandemic began, working from home is still seen as a viable option in careers that offer that flexibility in several industries across the state.
“There is a high proportion of people working from home in the financial, information and professional science and technology services sectors,” said Matt Cures, a community economic development specialist at UW Extension.
Working from home isn’t likely to go away anytime soon, but researchers say companies may need to consider the impact of offering remote flexibility as it relates to a range of issues. .
“When many job openings drop, unemployment will start to rise.
The ramifications of working from home will also affect the housing market and mobility rates, impacting public transport budgets.
Ultimately it comes down to how viable it is for you and your goals.
“Even if you decide to adopt remote work and your current employer no longer gives you that option, you can still look for work elsewhere that offers remote work. Whether it’s a change or not remains to be considered, we’ll see,” Kures said.