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70% Of Startups Offer Remote Work Options As Hiring Heats Up, Y Combinator Data Shows

startups go remote according to Ycombinator

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Startup hiring during the pandemic boomed, as did the expansion of remote roles. That’s according to Y Combinator, the influential startup accelerator, which quietly launched its Work at a Startup (WaaS) platform back in 2018 to help companies hire the right people.

Beginning the hiring process is a challenge that program director Ryan Choi said founders often describe as among “the hardest things about building their startups.”

Now, more than three years into the program and almost two years into a pandemic, those challenges of startup-building have in many ways increased, with a competitive job market and more funding into seed-stage startups.

When a job seeker joins the WaaS platform, they have access to Y Combinator companies that are actively recruiting, currently numbering around 1,200. Once a company exits, they graduate out of the WaaS platform.

“We make sure that founders are on the platform, so you get messages from founders who are building these companies,” Choi said.

 

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