More than a third of Dallas-area workers have gone back to the office, a new study finds. According to a new report by Kastle Systems Dallas area leads the country in the share of employees who are back to their workplaces following COVID-19 shutdowns. “At 36%, it leads the list of cities and is more than three times as open as New York, the lowest city on the barometer,” Kastle Systems’ representative Danielle Leopold said. “San Jose, Calif. (at 16.6%), and Austin (now at 29.9%) saw the largest increases in occupancy of all the cities on the barometer, each rising about 1.4 percentage points.” A big block of workers is happy to stay at home. Another study found that 63% of workers are more likely to want remote work permanently, according to Zippia.com.
With only an 11.8% return-to-work rate, New York had the lowest number of office employees back in their workplaces as of Aug. 26.
According to Kastle Systems, Just under 23% of Houston office workers were back at their desks. Dallas-area office occupancies by workers dropped to less than 12% in April at the start of the pandemic.