Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent economic shutdown that required many employers to move their staff to remote positions, Los Angeles companies have been adapting quickly to the changing circumstances that construct their economic realities and permitting their employees to work from home. Keep reading…
New Los Angeles Remote Jobs
About Los Angeles Remote Jobs
One important aspect to note is that not all jobs are possible to do remotely, meaning work from home positions largely apply only to salaried, white-collar workers instead of essential workers, like those at a restaurant, grocery store, or in healthcare industries that require employees to be physically in a workspace to do their jobs. This means, unfortunately, that it is the people who do the hardest physical work that are most vulnerable.
Types of Positions
With that in mind, the majority of currently available work from home positions in Los Angeles are concentrated in the technological, finance, insurance, and sale sectors. Other major industries in LA like entertainment and fashion rely on an in-person presence that makes them particularly challenging to perform remotely, although directors and designers alike have been getting creative with socially distant filming and fashion shows. Still, the majority of positions that are currently remote generally fit into the mold of a classic “office job.”
Pros & Cons
Working from home definitely has its appeal. It allows for greater flexibility during the day and, for working parents, can save a significant amount of money on childcare. The drawbacks are not insignificant either, though. Some employees report struggling to maintain a steady work-life balance when work and life happen in the same space.
Home is also full of distractions that make work more challenging: from children to pets to dirty dishes piled in the sink, it can be much more difficult to focus without the quiet and structure of an office. Still, many employees favor it for its flexibility and the ability to structure their own schedules in a way they could not while working from an office.
There is a very real possibility that many companies will continue to operate remotely even as stay-at-home orders are lifted, particularly in remote sales, insurance, tech, and financial sectors that are most conducive to a work from home environment. Various companies in LA – Netflix, Facebook, and Google, to name a few – have expressed willingness to continue working from home even as lockdowns are lifted and much of the country returns to in-person work.
The Los Angeles technological sector appears uniquely inclined to make remote work a permanent aspect of their business models, so current job seekers in that realm may find more long-term success than others. These companies cite safety concerns as well as the cost of running an office as their primary motivations, indicating a more widespread shift to remote work in viable fields might be on the horizon.