Working from home not for everyone, but it can still be a ‘win-win’ for many workers and employers

Working from home not for everyone, but it can still be a ‘win-win’ for many workers and employers

Nearly a quarter of Americans spent at least some of their workday performing duties from home in 2012, according to the latest available data from the Labor Department. For college-educated workers, the figure was closer to 40 percent. (Both groups showed increases of a couple points from the year before.)

Telecommuting, also called telework, is evolving from a practice once confined to a small segment of the labor force, who exclusively worked from home, into one that could potentially impact the majority of workers. Ohio may be a leader in the trend. An analysis by FlexJobs.com, which features telework positions and jobs with flexible schedules, ranked Ohio 10th for states with the most telecommuting jobs from its database of more than 25,000 companies. (California was first.)

By Olivera Perkins, The Plain Dealer
on March 28, 2014http://www.cleveland.com/ Read More

 

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