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Ireland ahead of US, Germany and France for remote working opportunities

More than 15% of job postings in Ireland offer remote or hybrid work opportunities, ranking the country ahead of Germany, France and the US, but behind the UK, Austria, Spain and Poland.

According to new analysis from jobs site Indeed, Poland featured the highest proportion of remote ads at over 21%.

The share percentage for Ireland is down from a peak of 18.4% recorded during the Covid-19 pandemic in April 2021.

There is also slight decline in remote or hybrid job postings in the US with the share of such ads down from 9.8% at the beginning of 2022 to 8.6% as of the end of January.

The proportion of searches for remote or hybrid work is at or near historically high levels in most countries including Ireland, showing sustained jobseeker interest.

Software development, IT operations and mathematics are the top three job categories with the highest proportion of Irish ads offering remote or hybrid work.

“While some employers have found remote or hybrid working an effective way to offer more flexibility to staff without compromising output, others have expressed dissatisfaction with the organisational and managerial challenges it creates,” said Jack Kennedy, senior economist at Indeed.

“In a tight labour market, however, many employers believe that it can help attract the right talent for the right roles in industries and job categories where it is possible to offer it,” Mr Kennedy added.

Article Source – Ireland ahead of US, Germany and France for remote working opportunities – RTE

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