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Earth Day By The Numbers – Statistics on Telework And How It Contributes
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Earth Day By The Numbers – Statistics on Telework And How It Contributes

Telecommuters (employees who work at home) out-number employees who use mass transit in 12 of the 30 largest U.S. metropolitan areas. The latest Census data we looked at also shows that Atlanta squeaked past San Diego and took the lead as the metro area with the most telecommuters overall – but San Diego still has a huge lead when it comes to Federal employees who...

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Freelancer Hiring up 120% in 2011

Despite a weak improvement in unemployment generally, freelancer hiring on Elance.com exploded a record 120% this year. 650,000 new jobs were posted, and cumulative earnings will probably exceed $500 million by year end. Mind you, the government was bragging recently because a mere 120,000 new jobs were filled. There’s gold work in them thar hills! Now that could mean nothing more than that Elance has been...

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Telework grows during recession
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Telework grows during recession

The naysayers said telecommuterers would scuttle back to the office during these tough economic times, but US Census data shows that’s didn’t happen. We compared the 2005 data to just-released 2010 work-at-home numbers and the percent of employees that “worked primarily at home” increased in every category (for-profit, non-profit, state, fed, local). No surprise, the self-employed numbers went down. When things get tough the economic...

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Scott McNealy On Telework

Scott McNealy, Founder and Former CEO of Sun Microsystems, gave the keynote address at the 2011 Work Anywhere Symposium in Sacramento. This video is the entire 57-minute keynote speech and includes some interesting history about Sun, advice for organizations and employees contemplating telework, and a few of his outspoken political views. All worth your time, we think.


California Telework Savings Could Be Huge
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California Telework Savings Could Be Huge

California could save $1.5 billion a year if state government employees with telework compatible jobs worked at home just 2 days a week. Employees could save up to $7,600 a year, and enjoy a week of free time they’d otherwise waste commuting. The environment would benefit too because 75,000 tons of greenhouses gases wouldn’t be created. Details will be presented at the Work Anywhere Symposium...

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