Work-from-Home Jobs Report (FlexJobs), 5G in Europe, and a Digital Nomad Invasion of Bulgaria

Work-from-Home Jobs Report (FlexJobs), 5G in Europe, and a Digital Nomad Invasion of Bulgaria


Hello and welcome to another episode of Digital Nomad News – your source for breaking news in technology, remote work, and travel. I’m your host Kristin Wilson, the owner of traveling with Kristin and Digital Nomad TV, where we’re creating content to help you thrive in a location independent lifestyle. Our top stories this week include the 8th annual FlexJobs report, 5g rolling out across Europe Tokyo tests out a new teleworking scheme Nomads Cruise releases more availability on their 10th anniversary cruise and a digital nomad invasion of Bansko Bulgaria! Let’s get started In today’s top story the remote job site, flexjobs release the results of its eighth annual Super survey about flexible work. Some of the interesting insights from the data include 30% of the 7300 respondents reporting that they left a job because their employer refused to offer a flexible work option. More than half said that they’ve tried to negotiate flexible work in the past and 80% Said that they would be more loyal employees if their employers let them work remotely. The top four reasons that people say they are seeking flexible work include better work/life balance, Less stress from commuting, more time with family, and more time and cost savings in general These findings are consistent with the research and calculations I did for an article I wrote earlier this year for The Startup on Medium on the staggering amount of time that remote workers can save compared to their office counterparts – upwards of 1,000 hours per year. As usual, I’ll link to additional resources for every story that we cover in this video description. And if you’d like some tips on how to convince your boss to let you work remotely check out this video (above). In an interesting twist the Harvard Business Review published a story this week Asking “Is it time to let employees work from anywhere?” The answer, of course, is yes. In tech news, 5g networks are expanding across the European continent. Vodafone announced that they activated the first 5g networks in Berlin and Ireland this week The Austrian state of Carinthia also launched live 5g networks in their smart region this week Which also apparently boasts Austria’s first intelligent lighting masts, autonomous vehicle systems, and air taxis. Carinthia project manager Walter Prutej noted that they are looking to attract digital nomads to their quote, “beautiful landscape and superfast internet connection.” What more can a digital nomad ask for? Digital nomads, fully distributed companies, and let’s be honest, anyone with an internet connection Has been patiently awaiting the expansion of 5g networks worldwide 5g networks operate on speeds of up to one gigabyte per second or up to ten times current 4G speeds Tokyo has just completed a two-week Government-led campaign to attempt to stem traffic congestion ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games. More than 8 million people commute to work in Tokyo every day and an extra 650,000 visitors are expected for next summer’s Olympics. Up to 2000 companies were expected to take part in the initiative. And while this telework scheme was motivated to reduce traffic for the Olympic Games here’s hoping that this work from home experiment can become a more permanent part of the Japanese culture and Help its citizens achieve a healthier work-life balance Japan is notorious for having a very demanding Corporate culture – so much so that the Japanese have a word “karoshi”, which describes death by overwork. All that being said, Japan is a great place to visit and an even better place to live. So if you’re interested in what the digital Nomad lifestyle is like there Feel free to check out this brand new video on living in Japan as an expat digital nomad. Changing gears to digital nomad travel! The organizers of Nomads Cruise, the first floating conference for digital nomads, just announced new availability in their 10th anniversary voyage from Athens, Greece to Dubai. An estimated 300 digital nomads are expected to depart from Athens on November 29th Spending 17 days at sea with fellow remote workers before landing in Dubai for more information head over to nomadcruise.com And finally the ski resort town of Bansko Bulgaria is becoming a year-round destination for digital nomads. The owners of Coworking Bansko, the coworking space and community center in town Announced record-breaking numbers of digital nomads this summer. Coworking Bansko opened its doors in December of 2016 with just a handful of members, but on August 9th, they celebrated their 100th concurrent member at their weekly barbecue Coworking Bansko now has two convenient locations One at the base of Vihren mountain near the gondola and one in the centre of town Which is good to accommodate the growing digital nomad population Bansko is known for being the top a ski resort in bulgaria but it’s also a great place to visit in the summer with a lot of outdoor activities and nature. As a sometimes resident of Bulgaria and member of Coworking Bansko, I have plenty of videos about what the digital Nomad lifestyle is like there, what the housing prices are like, and About the low cost of living starting at only 500 euro per month. You can check it out here in this playlist. That’s all we have for today’s show Which story did you find most useful or interesting? Let us know in the comments and remember to share this episode with all your tech and Travel-savvy friends Make sure to subscribe and if you have a news tip Feel free to send it over to me at hello [at] Traveling with Kristin .com and we’ll see you next week. Ciao for now! That’s a wrap Haha, the dog…