The numbers are still rolling in, but one thing is for sure: More people than ever are working from home — and looking for jobs that allow them to do so. This opens up a world of possibilities for a lot of people. After all, if you can work from home, then you can move anywhere!
It’s actually a pretty exciting time when you think about it. These changes represent a wholesale departure from the way people have been doing business for … well, forever!
Used to be that one had to report for duty in the office every morning — or every night, or every swing shift, depending on circumstances. It was just the way things were, and our popular entertainment reflected those concerns.
But things are different now. Why?
First came the digital revolution, which altered the employment landscape for millions of people. Many jobs that utilized computers could now be done on laptops, allowing for some mobility within (and without) the traditional workplaces and workspaces.
Then came the pandemic, which required businesses to insert extreme flexibility into their workers’ schedules and office environments. Many businesses shuttered their doors, sending employees out to work from home.
Thing is, a lot of people realized they enjoyed their jobs more — and were more productive — working from home! One bonus: no more two-hours-a-day commute times.
Working from home allowed people a degree of freedom that they may not have anticipated, and now they’re insisting on it. Not only are more people working from home but more people are demanding to be able to continue to do so.
Pew Research sums up the new (and still evolving) situation: “Most workers who say their job responsibilities can mainly be done from home say that, before the pandemic, they rarely or never teleworked. Only 1 in 5 say they worked from home all or most of the time. Now, 71% of those workers are doing their job from home all or most of the time. And more than half say, given a choice, they would want to keep working from home even after the pandemic.”
This means that people on a job search, whether for jobs in Portland or elsewhere, are now looking more and more for remote jobs.
Work-from-home jobs often allow you to set your own schedule. Remote work (online work from home, part-time, entry-level or no experience, full-time remote) helps people experience jobs that put the focus on employee satisfaction while still maintaining profitable levels of productivity for the company itself.
Hiring for online work and posting job alerts that celebrate this fact is the right business move for many companies.
Smooth Move People
Where would you like to go? If you have a move in mind, get in touch with Smooth Move People today — and possibly join the work-from-home revolution wherever your home may be!
We provide a wide range of residential and commercial moving services, including packing services, load and unload services, specialty items (pianos, artwork, heavy, fragile), long-distance moving, as well as local Portland, Oregon, moving services.
We’re here for you, and we’re ready to provide you with the highest quality moving services and customer service in the industry.
In fact, we have the lowest moving rates in the area. Smooth Move People charges the lowest moving rate amount that we’re legally allowed to by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).
Finally, we own all of our equipment. This means our overhead remains low, and we can pass those savings on to our valued customers.
Want to get away and score that perfect work-from-home gig? Contact Smooth Move People today, and we’ll get started on a moving plan that will have you enjoying a new home and the freedom that comes with working at your pace, on your schedule, and in the comfort of your own home.
We look forward to speaking with you.