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On the first weekday of every month, a thread called “Who is hiring” is posted on Hacker News, a news-aggregation website popular with programmers. Hundreds of companies, from one-person operations to trillion-dollar corporations, submit listings. Most of them are based in America, although startup hubs such as Berlin or London are popular as well. According to an analysis by The Economist, only 13% of the jobs posted in the thread in 2011 mentioned remote work. In 2021, more than 75% do. Yet we find that the pandemic accelerated a change that was already taking place: between January 2016 and March 2020 the proportion of jobs mentioning remote working jumped from 20% to 35%.