New York City Mayor Eric Adams has changed course on his position around remote work amidst a labor shortage. With this softening of stance on remote work, hybrid approaches for new employees are not out of the question.
Why it matters: NYC is facing a shortage of municipal workers, and the public sector has a shortage of workers across the board compared to the private sector which has mostly recovered.
- The private sector has poached a great number of workers from NYC with incentives such as workplace flexibility and higher salaries.
- Government roles are typically constrained by union contracts – leaving no room for incentives like sign-on bonuses.