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New Telework Calculator Shows U.S. Could Save Billions
in Corporate Telecommuting, Telecommuting Research, Telecommuting Stats, Telecommuting Topics, Telework Legislation, Telework Pros and Cons

New Telework Calculator Shows U.S. Could Save Billions

We’ve implemented a new Telework Savings Calculator here which shows that U.S. companies could add over $260 billion a year to their bottom line, and consumers could collectively save $228 billion – that’s between $2,500 to $11,000 a year each. Uncle Sam could save another $14 billion. How? By sending people home. Using the recently-released U.S. Census American Community Survey figures, and data from over...

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10 Mar 2009
 Career and Advancement Issues for Telecommuters
in Home Based Job Advice, Work At Home

 Career and Advancement Issues for Telecommuters

Telecommuters Caution: Don’t Let Out of Sight mean Out of Mind Over 60% of executives surveyed by Futurestep (a subsidiary of Korn Ferry International, one of the premier talent hunters in the world) felt that telecommuters missed out on advancement opportunities. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Fact is, as you rise through the ranks in many organizations, it’s not just telecommuters who...

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28 Feb 2009
in Technology, Telecommuting Topics, Telework Legislation, Work At Home

New FTC Chief Good News For Work At Home

There’s good news today for people who want to work at home or have a telecommuting job. Obama appointed Jon Leibowitz, current FTC Commissioner, to head the agency. Recently, the FTC has essentially allowed carriers, content and ad companies to “self-regulate,” meaning do as little as possible. That’s likely to change. For example, consumer advocates raked the FTC over the coals for producing a shody...

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24 Feb 2009
Obama Behind Telecommuting
in Economy, Technology, Telecommuting Topics, Telework Legislation, Work At Home

Obama Behind Telecommuting

Telecommuters, freelancers, and work at home entreprenuers take heart, help is on the way. Given that the President works at home, and is techno-savvy, it’s encouraging to hear that the $7.2 billion in funding to promote high-speed Internet that’s in the stimulus package is just the first step in the Obama administration’s effort to fuel expansion of telecommunications services. That’s a lot of money, but...

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17 Feb 2009
Work From Home “It’s the Law”
in Telework Legislation, Work At Home

Work From Home “It’s the Law”

Minnesota Law Requires State Workers to Telecommute Boy, the folks in from the State that invented the stapler really get it when it comes to encouraging their state agencies to let their employees work from home. And they put their money where their mouth is. Under Minnesota Statute 1994 S. 15.95 sub 10, no state agency may propose or implement a capital investment plan for...

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07 Feb 2009
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