Telecommuting News Summary 042009

Warm, still day brings Spare the Air alert

San Francisco ChronicleApr 20, 2009
Bring out the bikes and stow those lawn mowers – today is a Spare the Air Day because of the hot weather that’s in store for the Bay Area.

5 Things You’ll Miss by Not Working In An Office

WebWorkerDailyApr 20, 2009
A lot is written about the things you don’t miss when you telecommute the cube farm, having to wear a suit, the politics, and so on.

Curtains, cogs and kimonos

Colorado Springs IndependentApr 20, 2009
program that advocates eco-friendly modes of transportation by educating the community on the benefits of carpooling, telecommuting and bicycling.

Today is a Spare the Air day in Bay Area

San Jose Mercury NewsApr 20, 2009
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District recommends people bike or take public transit to work, telecommute or carpool to work, link errands to reduce

DoD applies telework, subsidies to ease BRAC moves

Federal TimesApr 20, 2009
Some want to expand the use of telework to accommodate employees who don’t want to move closer to their new workplaces. And the Pentagon is broadening its

More Area Workers Skipping the Daily Commute

WJLAApr 20, 2009
That number is down from roughly a quarter of all trips fifteen years ago. The new survey finds that commuters are doing more telecommuting and avoiding the

Survey: SMBs Going Green Regardless of ROI

eWeekApr 20, 2009
A survey by online payroll firm SurePayroll found three out of four small business owners have embraced green initiatives, from recycling to telecommuting,

First “Spare the Air Day” of 2009

The San Francisco ExaminerApr 20, 2009
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued the first Spare the Air advisory for ozone in 2009 and is advising residents to drive less and

How we determined the Top Green-IT Organizations

ComputerworldApr 20, 2009
The organization explicitly encourages telecommuting and provides the necessary equipment and support. (2 points) The organization has videoconferencing

Top Green-IT Organizations: Allstate Insurance, No. 3

ComputerworldApr 20, 2009
By Gary Anthes April 20, 2009 (Computerworld) Allstate Insurance Co. has had green initiatives in place for a number of years, including telework programs,

Bay Area Air Quality Issues ‘Unhealthy’ Air Alert

CBS 5Apr 20, 2009
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It’s back: First Spare the Air alert issued this year for Monday

San Jose Mercury NewsApr 20, 2009
They recommend residents bike or take public transit to work, telecommute or carpool, avoid the use of gas-powered lawn movers and leaf blowers,

Democratic Candidates for Virginia Governor Have First Face-Off

CQPolitics.comApr 20, 2009
system as he had in his 13-year career in the state legislature, noting that he sponsored legislation in 2002 to initiate a telework program.

Forget Freedom 55: boomers just want to keep working

Vancouver Sun‎Apr 19, 2009‎
Experts agree flexibility will be the biggest demand of boomers staying on the job, whether it means telecommuting from the cottage or vacation property,

National Council on Disability makes recommendation to create more

Examiner.com‎Apr 19, 2009‎
Defense Computer/Electronic Accommodation Program (CAP) the authority to include accommodations such as job structuring, telecommuting, and job-sharing.

Traffic costs Tehran 20M hours per day

PRESS TV‎Apr 19, 2009‎
Roads and alternatives like public transportation and telecommuting are not keeping pace with the increased number of kilometers people are driving,

European-style luxury ain’t what it used to be

Edmonton Sun‎Apr 19, 2009‎
I get to be here – at a place that bills itself as a European-style spa close to the urban heart of Saskatchewan – because of the telecommuting reality of

Broadband Internet could give rural residents access to jobs

Beaumont Enterprise‎Apr 18, 2009‎
A study by a Columbia University business professor estimates job creation nationwide could reach 273000 jobs, as rural workers could take telecommuting

Work-at-home jobs don’t always work

Kansas City Star‎Apr 18, 2009‎
Most people earning money in viable work-at-home jobs do so because they’re self-employed or they’re telecommuting or they’re in a field office for the

Making your home office work

Atlanta Journal Constitution‎Apr 18, 2009‎
Whether you’re starting your own small business, becoming an independent contractor or telecommuting from home part time, You want to make sure that you

ISSUE IN-DEPTH: THE 2009 GENERAL ASSEMBLY: Transportation options

Atlanta Journal Constitution‎Apr 18, 2009‎
Consider additional tax incentives for telecommuting. The Legislature just adopted legislation to give companies tax credits to cover expenses for employees

Bay Area Air Quality Management District concludes air study in

Oakland Tribune‎Apr 18, 2009‎
By Kristin Bender BERKELEY The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has concluded its’ yearlong monitoring of the air near Pacific Steel Casting,

Moran kicks off gubernatorial race in his hometown

WTOP‎Apr 18, 2009‎
He said that one solution would be to expand telecommuting. “It was my legislation (in the Virginia House) that required state employees to adopt a telework

City hall tries to lead the way on environmental initiatives

Calgary Herald‎Apr 18, 2009‎
As well, a telework pilot project saw 100 employees work from home two days a week on average, saving an estimated 3600 commuting trips.

Mapping out alternative routes

The Gazette (Montreal)‎Apr 18, 2009‎
They may travel at different times, telecommute more or combine trips. “The day Turcot opened, there was nobody on it. The next day, there were lots of

Do your homework to be sure work-at-home job is legitimate

Tampabay.com‎Apr 18, 2009‎
By subscribing to this Web service for $14.95 a month or $49.95 a year, you’ll have access to online telecommuting job listings that have been screened.

Sustainability plan will help guide city’s green decisions

Frederick News Post (subscription)‎Apr 17, 2009‎
mass transit to work. n Adopting policy by 2010 that will have at least 20 percent of employees participate in alternative schedules or telecommuting.

Air District Releases West Berkeley Air Monitoring Results

Berkeley Daily Planet‎Apr 17, 2009‎
By Riya Bhattacharjee Fund for Local Reporting! The Bay Area Air Quality Management District this week released the results of the air monitoring it carried

Home Solutions: Earth Day tips to conserve energy with technology

ENC Today‎Apr 17, 2009‎
-If possible, telecommute one day a week or once a month. Working from home, using the phone and the Internet can help reduce your fuel bill and save time.

How to succeed in customer service

Reuters‎Apr 17, 2009‎
Dare I hope that the combination of rising white-collar unemployment and increased adoption of telecommuting technology will have a salutary effect on

Carriers to feds: Show me the money on massive telecom deal

The Industry Standard‎Apr 17, 2009‎
Telecommuting…is an application of Networx that hasn’t even begun to take hold yet but I’m certain it will…We just need to get through this transition

Federal stimulus dollars could speed Internet access for the

San Jose Mercury News‎Apr 17, 2009‎
And people can telecommute or shop, which cuts down on car trips and helps the environment and reduces congestion, she added. “Closing the digital divide

Pay less for energy with these tips

WalletPop‎Apr 17, 2009‎
Millions of people around the country have a home-based business, telecommute regularly from a home office, or are job hunting from home.

Go Green on Earth Day and Take the SmartCommute Challenge

MyNC.com‎Apr 17, 2009‎
SmartCommuteChallenge.org and pledge to ride the bus, carpool, vanpool, telework, bike or walk at least once during the six week campaign, which runs until

Tzeporah Berman is a controversial figure these days in the

Georgia Straight‎Apr 17, 2009‎
Oddly she never speaks of telecommuting and three day work weeks which if made mandatory for BC’s dinosaur business and government leaders would cut in half

Group: NIH, other federal agencies must maximize benefits of telework

SmartBrief‎Apr 17, 2009‎
Government agencies should adopt telework to maximize employee productivity, but such a move requires more managers who can efficiently convey goals and

Mitel Goes Mobile with Dynamic Extension

UCStrategies‎Apr 17, 2009‎
The solution addresses “hotdesking” (hoteling), telecommuting, presence, and mobility in a single product. The phones can be any combination of IP/Mitel,

Enterprises Begin to Adopt Web 2.0 Tools

Publish‎Apr 17, 2009‎
But as companies disperse operations globally and encourage employees to telecommute, the old-time water cooler is getting to be a lonely place.

9 Ruby and Rails Jobs for April 2009

Özel Web Tasarım‎Apr 17, 2009‎
Okay, most of those on our jobs board are New York or San Francisco focused, but.. we have telecommuting positions listed too! So if you’re looking for a

Urban Expert Identifies Best Places To Reside In Canada

AHN‎Apr 17, 2009‎
book published in his Website, Florida debunked the myth that place of residence in no longer important because of telecommuting and globalization.

Michael Chiacos: Why Are We Cutting Public Transit Funding?

Noozhawk‎Apr 17, 2009‎
Public transit, as well as carpooling, bicycling, trains, telecommuting and other alternative transportation can help us use existing infrastructure better.

In and around Cornwall

Cornwall Seaway News‎Apr 17, 2009‎
Dr. Duxbury has published widely in the areas of work-family conflict, supportive work environments, stress, telework, and supportive management.

Younger-than-ever Boomers joining 55+ retirement communities

Examiner.com‎Apr 17, 2009‎
moving from more expensive to less expensive cities with lower property taxes with some even taking jobs for which they can telecommute to save money.

Telecommuting: The 2-second commute

Examiner.com‎Apr 17, 2009‎
My name is Mike Cattermole and I am a telecommuting connoisseur, a believer in the concept of a mobile office and in my own small way, a liberator from the

WEB Ad Writer/Retail Assistant Wanted (Bates City, MO)

Özel Web Tasarım‎Apr 17, 2009‎
And, most of the work can be by telecommuting! Ideal for anyone who desires to work from home. To apply for this position, please send an email cover letter

State releases study on use of state buildings

Central Valley Business Times‎Apr 16, 2009‎
Technological advances, increased use of telecommuting and public transit expansion will also continue to shape the offices of the future, and space needs

How to retain employees

Mass High Tech‎Apr 16, 2009‎
Employers should consider flexible schedules and telecommuting opportunities for workers. Such benefits particularly appeal to Generation X employees,

DOT: I-90 commute to be hour longer this summer

KOMO News‎Apr 16, 2009‎
Mike Murphy with the state DOT says workers should consider telecommuting, taking vacation, biking or using vanpool. “We’re asking people to consider

State Releases Landmark Study on Use of State Buildings

Business Wire (press release)‎Apr 16, 2009‎
Technological advances, increased use of telecommuting and public transit expansion will also continue to shape the offices of the future, and space needs

How telecommuters can steer clear of layoffs

Seattle Times‎Apr 16, 2009‎
By Michelle Goodman The article discusses professionals who’ve been sent home to telecommute in order to save their employer money.
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