The relative success of pandemic-era working from home could result in as many as six million white-collar jobs being moved overseas, Tony Blair’s think-tank has warned.
The last year has loosened the geographical ties of work, argues a new report from the think-tank, that makes it possible “anywhere jobs” could be done overseas.
The new report suggests that whilst previous offshoring has been predominantly focused on blue-collar roles like manufacturing, the “mass experiment with remote work” suggests professional, white-collar roles will no longer be “sheltered from the pressures of globalisation.”
Examples of “anywhere jobs” include software programmers, accountants and insurance underwriters.
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