Is That Remote Job Opening Really Remote?

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Question: Is a remote job opening really remote? Thanks!

Answer:

This is one of the biggest misconceptions about remote work. Just because a job is advertised as being remote doesn’t mean that it’s open to everyone in the world.

Are you looking for a remote job, only to find that the role is only open to people who live in the same country as the company? You’re not alone. Many job seekers have been disappointed to discover that “remote” job opportunities are often only open to candidates who live in the same region as the company.

This is one of the biggest misconceptions about remote work. Some companies sometimes use the term “remote” when they really mean “in-person,” which can be extremely misleading for job seekers. While it may seem like a simple matter of geography, there are actually many legal and logistical reasons why companies limit their remote positions to certain locations.

There are several reasons for this, including labor laws, payroll regulations, and tax laws. As a result, companies often limit remote job opportunities to candidates who live in the same country or region.


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