Jul 20, 2021 - Economy & Business
The best and worst cities for remote workers
Businesses based in Columbus, Ohio, are the most friendly to fully remote positions, followed by San Diego, Phoenix, St. Louis and San Francisco.
Why it matters: Even as many employees hope to continue to work remotely after offices reopen, not all businesses are on board.
By the numbers: Telstra Ventures analyzed 371,000 jobs posted between April 1 and June 30, 2021.
- About 13.2% of New York City-based businesses offer permanently remote positions to new hires. That's below the national average of 14.2%.
- Other major cities: About 12.6% of new job postings are remote-friendly in Los Angeles. In Washington, D.C., the number is 12%, Atlanta is 9.1% and Seattle is 8.1%.
- Houston is the least remote-friendly city, with only 2.8% of jobs posted being remote.
Venture-backed companies nationally tend to be more open to remote jobs and have quickly ramped up their embrace of remote work, per the analysis.
- At the end of June in 2019, 1.6% of job postings by VC-backed firms were remote options, compared with 0.5% of non-VC-backed posts.
- At the same point in 2021, 15.4% of job postings by VC-backed firms were remote, versus 9.1% for non-VC-backed firms' postings. The overall rate is 13.7%
- Legal, sales and engineering jobs tend to be the top job types for remote positions at VC-backed firms.