About 65 percent of U.S. technology companies plan to maintain or increase their global remote workforce this year, according to a study by Velocity Global, a Denver-based professional employer organization.

In the U.K., 46 percent of technology firms will do the same, the report said.

“The global pandemic forced the biggest workforce shift in modern history as businesses adopted remote work en masse overnight, and the changes are permanent,” Velocity Global founder and Chief Executive Officer Ben Wright said in the study. “The worker fundamentally separated from the workplace, including transcending borders.”

Velocity Global surveyed 500 U.S. and 500 U.K. decisionmakers from companies with 50 to 1,000 employees in the IT, software, hardware and technology industries. Respondents were director level and above, including the C-suite.

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