You might be wondering: Are there still….

jobs near me full time?

Yes, there are but you’ll want to understand the dynamics of today’s worksplace for 2020 as you go about finding jobs near you full time.  They may not resemble what you’ve grown up with given a post COVID-19 landscape.

So just what do the statistics tells us insofar as the distance proximity of living relative to working is concerned.  Is there really a job near me?

What recent reports tell us is that the notion of ‘going to work’ (in other words a need to find a job near you)….vs. ‘working from home’ has radically changed….and while the notion of REMOTE WORK has been growing, you can thank COVID-19 for ushing in this massive move towards the adoption of remote working.

This didn’t just happen overnight as you can see from a number of the stats taken from the Owl Labs 2019 research report titled “The State of Remote Work Report 2019

Here are some statistics regarding remote work.

Remote Workforce Stats

  • Roughly 62% of employees between 22 and 65 say they work remotely at least occasionally, (Owl Labs)
  • In the U.S., 4.7 million employees (3.4% of the workforce) work from home at least half the week. (Global Workplace Analytics)
  • 44% of employees say that part of their team is full-time remote. (Buffer)
  • While 30% of people report working remotely full-time, 18% work remotely one to three times per week. (Owl Labs)

The Work Types of Remote Workers

  • 18% of executives work remotely more than on-site. (Owl Labs)
  • 35% of remote workers are individual contributors. (Owl Labs)
  • 30% of people report working for a company that’s fully remote. (Buffer)
  • 46% of C-suite members work remotely at least part-time. (Owl Labs)
  • 55% of VPs work remotely at least part-time. (Owl Labs)
  • New employees might work remotely less often at their company. Roughly 75% more on-site workers have worked in their positions for less than a year, (Owl Labs)

The Growth of Remote Work

  • The amount of people who work remotely at least once per week has grown by 400% since 2010. (GetApp)
  • 42% of employees with a remote work option plan to work remotely more often in the next five years. (Owl Labs)
  • Between 2017 and 2018, telecommuting increased by 22% (FlexJobs)
  • If they could, 99% of people would choose to work remotely, at least part-time, for the rest of their careers. (Buffer)

99% of people would work remotely if given the option


  • More than half of full-time in-office employees want to work remotely. (Owl Labs)
  • 95% of people would encourage their friends or family to work remotely. (Buffer)

Remote Work Challenges

  • More than half of remote employees say they feel disconnected from in-office employees (CoSo Cloud)
  • 22% of remote employees report that unplugging after work is their biggest challenge. (Buffer)
  • 19% of remote employees report loneliness as their biggest challenge. (Buffer)
  • Despite receiving confidential business data to their remote location regularly, less than half of remote employees say they receive proper internet security training. (GetApp)


Is it Even Important if a Job is Near Me Any Longer?

Well – that really depends on a number of factors.  Things like tenure, type of job, job department and industry all play a factor in the likelyhood of being able to work from home or not.   If you meet the following key factors – you likely can work remote:

  1. You make over $100,000
  2. You likely are in Facilities/Operations/IT departments and Sales

The above is not in stone, but is what the Owl Labs report shows based on a survey of 1,202 people.  Again, this was a 2019 report so you can bet that COVID-19 raised the level of work from home participation significantly across most all departments.