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Which Companies will Succeed in the New World of Remote Work?

As more and more companies are being forced to transition to remote work (in some cases indefinitely), we put together a new score that measures the suitability of jobs to remote work.

Revelio Labs

5/20/20

As more and more companies are being forced to transition to remote work (in some cases indefinitely), we put together a new score that measures the suitability of jobs to remote work.

By looking at hundreds of millions of job postings, we tagged positions that explicitly mentioned the job could be done remotely. For some jobs, it was a lot (ex: web developer) and for others it was barely mentioned (ex: bartender).

Here’s a link to a plot that maps the universe of jobs to this score. Red dots are jobs that are not well suited to remote work and blue dots are jobs that are well suited to remote work.

Below are the jobs that are most and least suitable to being done remotely:

Taking this one step further, we can now see which companies have workforces that are most and least adaptable to remote work. Below are the largest manufacturing companies and the share of their workforce that can work remotely:

If you have any questions, or would like to receive this or more granular data on an ongoing basis, please feel free to reach out to us.

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