More than half of employees (62 percent) in Massachusetts will return to in-person work by January 2022, a Massachusetts Competitive Partnership (MACP) survey found.

Thirty-six percent of companies in the state plan to reduce their office footprint, with almost 82 percent of companies planning to increase remote or hybrid work, the survey revealed.

Employers cited employee engagement, sentiment, productivity and work-life balance as the top reasons they would continue with remote or hybrid work. Fifty-one percent of companies expect Fridays to have the highest amount of employees working remotely.

MACP is a nonprofit organization that works with businesses in the Commonwealth to promote job growth within the region.  The organization surveyed 110 companies representing 113,505 employees from April 12-May 10, 2021.

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