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FEB
2016

20 World cities Perfect For Working From Home

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We are living in the era of high technologies, and for sure it has certain advantages, for instance, you have the opportunity to work remotely without even leaving your home. All communication with employer can be done now through various instant messengers, email servers, or even with the help of video conferencing, when you and your employer can talk face to face in real time using computer. The same simple but very effective communicative tools will be helpful for you to keep in touch with other freelancers or colleagues. Some companies, employing remote workers, will even create special “plug in” office on the remote server in order to make it easy for workers to work effectively. Such virtual office is accessible from anywhere: you may live in one country, and your employer can be from other but you are connected instantly. For employer it means cutting certain expenses, and for you it means flexible working hours and opportunity have more free time.
 
20 World cities Perfect For Working From Home
 
According to official sources, not less than 2.5% of all the American works remotely, furthermore, this trend is growing. In December 2015, such job search engine as Indeed.com (which has over 180 million daily visitors monthly), shown that more and more people started to look for telecommuting, or remote work on the international level. They found a very interesting trend for the following cities below, which dwellers more than any others, were keen to look for the remote job positions.
 
Those 20 cities in US are where people would like to live while remotely working for companies from just around the world:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Tampa, FL
  • Seattle, WAS
  • San Diego, CA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Orlando, FL
  • Denver, CO
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • San Jose, CA
  • Dallas, TX
  • Miami, FL
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Washington, DC
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • New York, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Chicago, IL

 
It is obvious, that above mentioned cities are all large metropolitan areas with rich culture and life opportunities. Expert Paul D’Atcy from Indeed.com job search portal says, that indeed can be the main reason, why people prefer to stay in these cities but to have remote jobs. According to him, at first folks usually make decision on where to work, then they choose a job position only; also, many of those people looking for remote job on that web portal live in large fast growing metropolitan areas, which can be considered in-demand places, attractive to people in terms of living but not working.
 
Experts checked so called “hot city” theory in order to disprove it, but failed – they were not able to find any other reasonable explanation about people’s desire to live in such metropolitan areas while having telecommuting jobs somewhere else. There was a suggestion at first, that such areas might have very bad traffic, so folks just try to avoid traffic jams, but nothing was found to confirm that.
 
However, there is bigger picture, showing growing demand for the remote jobs everywhere. “Among the fastest growing searches observed by Indeed.com team are searches for flexible remote jobs,”, mentioned D’Arcy. Partially, that could be because of supply seeking demand, in that employers are taking advantages of modern technologies, which help to expand business on the national and international levels. New technologies offer workers to be plugged into the company’s working environment, or remote office, from basically anywhere, which makes it convenient for both, employer and employee. Such agreement is beneficial for both parties.
 
Vast majority of people, looking for the remote job positions, have no problem with that situation. There was a survey on what would make people to look for new job, and 91% of respondents said that telecommuting jobs have some advantages they are interested in. 29% of them mentioned that opportunity to work remotely would be main factor that would attract them for such positions.
 
Yet, another trend was found: people interested in remote jobs usually belong to a very specific category of workers – they are highly skilled specialists, mostly in the corporate world, linked to a high level of using modern technologies as communication tool between employer and employee, and where tasks have no directly hands-on or face-to-face nature. And, it make sense, no doubt, as for example, no one can be a remote cook.

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