“We think that it’s going to continue to rise, but it probably is not going to go back to pre-pandemic levels in the near future, if ever,” Kastle Systems chairman Mark Ein told The Washington Post.

In August, 80 percent of people who searched for a job on job-search website Flexa, which lets users customize what type of work they are looking for, preferred “remote” or “remote-first” work, up 33 percent compared to March, Reuters reported.

“It is a high risk strategy for firms to be too directive [sic] in terms of telling people what they have to do,” Peter Hogg, cities director at property consultant Arcadis in London, told Reuters.

AWA did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.