How permanent is remote work really going to be?
Feb 13, 2023

How permanent is remote work really going to be?

The remote working trend that started during the pandemic may be tapering off as employers require employees to come back in the office, but it's likely to stick around in some form. According to Chris Farrell, that's because employers that offer remote work will now be able to distinguish themselves in the labor market. The U.S. government is imposing economic restrictions on the Chinese firms that manufacture balloons from U.S. technology. And, consumers in the coming year may be a bit more inclined to shop cautiously as the economy slows and pocketbooks tighten.

Segments From this episode

Is remote work here to stay?

Remote work doesn’t just help employees, it can benefit companies too.
Marketplace's Chris Farrell discusses the future of work and who stands to benefit the most from it.
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The retail sector sees signs of a cautious consumer

Feb 13, 2023
Most executives predict that consumers will continue to be more selective this year.
Consumers could adopt more cautious habits as they feel more economic stress, some analysts say.
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The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Jarrett Dang Digital Producer (gone fishing)
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nick Esposito Media Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Olie D'Albertanson Producer, BBC