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Looking for Remote Work? It Could be Harder to Find

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Remote-jobs made up 20% of all U.S. job posts in February 2022, but attracted over 50% of all applications.

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Job seekers who want to work remotely might have fewer options in 2023 as employers scale back on remote-working positions.

LinkedIn's latest Global Talent Trends report points to a "deceleration in hiring" in the months leading into 2023. At the same time, fewer job openings are being advertised as remote roles compared to earlier in 2022. Given that demand for remote working remains high among employees, more job seekers will be competing for fewer remote-working opportunities, the report suggests.

Karrin Kimbrough, chief economist at LinkedIn, says hiring is beginning to level-off, and suggests this could impact employees' bargaining power at the negotiating table.

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