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Trends and Opportunities in Remote Work

Posted on Friday, September 27th, 2019

Leaders across Iowa worry about declining populations and the difficulties they have in attracting new people to work in their communities. Common barriers include the types of jobs they are trying to fill, perceptions about life in Iowa, as well as dual professional families and the trailing spouse issue that follows. One direction communities across the nation are taking to attract new people is to target marketing to remote workers - or potential remote workers. IDM has compiled a new report that highlights trends in telecommuting, including the industries and occupations or career categories that have high remote job potential. The report highlights some great examples of what communities across the country are doing to attract telecommuters. Be sure to take a look for insights into what your community might do to take advantage of the availability of this pool of human capital.