LinkedIn's new job filters make it easier to find remote work

Companies can now also share their vaccine polices and return-to-office plans.

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BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 04: The logo of the business network LinkedIn can be seen on the display of a smartphone on May 04, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images)
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LinkedIn is introducing dedicated remote, hybrid and on-site search filters to help users on their next job hunt. You’ll see the labels when using the social network’s job search and Open to Work features. In the latter case, taking advantage of the filters will privately inform recruiters of the type of work you’re looking for, which the company says should help the right job find you. At the same time, LinkedIn is adding similar filters for company pages, allowing them to indicate things like their vaccine policies and return-to-office plans.

In testing the filters, LinkedIn says it saw more than 70 percent of searches involve people looking for remote-only roles. It’s a testament to how uncertain the pandemic has made every return-to-office plan. Even companies Amazon, Google and Facebook have struggled to find ones that stick. And so it’s no surprise most LinkedIn users are looking for opportunities where they can continue working from home.

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