Economists say lagging pay, COVID, a lack of child-care facilities and early retirements are also putting a strain on blue-collar industries. (Photo: Bloomberg)

(Bloomberg) –The pandemic shift to working at home has spurred blue-collar Americans -– who’ve largely been left out of that trend -– to seek a career change.

A new study by the Oliver Wyman Forum found that the desire for more work flexibility was a key motivation for blue-collar employees to make the transition. It also said that almost four out of five who tried were successful.

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