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Data: Telstra Ventures; Map: Danielle Alberti/Axios

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.

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Why it matters: It’s the biggest hiring spree in almost a year as the labor market makes strides to a full recovery.

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Why it matters: Almost anyone can find themselves in a position to become an influencer, and brands are throwing billions of dollars at online content creators.

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An Amtrak train derailed near Joplin, Montana, resulting in at least three deaths and multiple injuries to passengers and crew on Saturday, per authorities and a company statement.

The big picture: 141 passengers and 16 crew members were estimated to be on the Empire Builder train, traveling from Chicago to Seattle and Portland, when eight of the 10 cars derailed about 4p.m., Amtrak said early Sunday.