Telecommuting News Summary 070609

Freelancing during the recession

Examiner.com‎1 hour ago‎
Looking for a list of fresh, new, work at home job leads? Visit dctelecommuting.com every Friday for new leads. Visit today for the latest telecommuting

Green Commute Challenge Starts Today

KCTV5 News‎1 hour ago‎
work – carpooling, biking, riding the bus, walking and telecommuting – and to find other ways to reduce their driving, such as staying in for lunch.

Memo to the Obamas on a Family-Friendly White House

About Working Moms‎1 hour ago‎
taking many admirable steps for its workforce, such as inviting children to the White House and allowing flexible schedules and telecommuting.

US broadband stimulus stipulations

OvumKamalini Ganguly‎3 hours ago‎
Michael Copps’s report notes that educational applications, telework, telepresence, interactive online gaming are all industries that will contribute to

I-90 bridge closure will impact Metro bus routes

Issaquah PressWarren Kagarise‎4 hours ago‎
As the shutdown loomed, transportation officials urged employees and supervisors to talk about working alternate schedules or telecommuting to avoid peak

Free parking ruins cities

Toronto SunStuart DonavanDavid Seymour‎7 hours ago‎
Car pooling, public transit, telecommuting, car sharing and online shopping reduce the demand for parking, but consumers have no incentive to choose these

Meanwhile, in the American digital favela

Wired NewsBruce Sterling‎8 hours ago‎
Telecommute whenever possible (and push to do this, even if it means less money), reduce the number of cars/dress clothes/etc you own in synch with this

Take steps to relieve job stress

Chicago TribuneHanah Cho‎10 hours ago‎
Grasz said more employers are allowing telecommuting and compressed workweeks as options so that workers can better balance personal and work lives.

Away We Go

News in Film‎11 hours ago‎
With the proliferation of telecommuting and Internet-only positions, the concept of being entirely rootless lends itself to this free-spirited story.

Small Businesses Advised to Explore Four Cost Saving Technologies

NewsReleaseWire.com (press release)‎11 hours ago‎
Combined with a telecommuting policy, these services can deliver “more time” by eliminating commutes and regional travel. According to Falcon, “All four

Motivation, the key to survival in telecommuting

Examiner.com‎12 hours ago‎
That’s why you agreed to telecommuting in the first place. Well, at least one of the reasons was to be more productive. Right? Everyone has their own ways

3 Tips of how to stay happy at your current job while looking for

Examiner.com‎20 hours ago‎
Suggest things like casual Fridays, more flexible hours, telecommuting, and any other (reasonable) request that you think would make continuing to work

How to Tell if You Have the Skills to Work from Home

Examiner.com‎Jul 5, 2009‎
You have to have a “take no prisoners” attitude and the confidence to get projects or a telecommuting position when the going gets tough. Perseverance.

Cisco looking to compete more with HP, IBM

eChannelLineGary Bixler‎Jul 5, 2009‎
Cisco also plans to touch on all business sectors, from health care to education, and to fuel how business is done in the future, from telecommuting to

Cisco TelePresence 500: Full collaboration

TMCnet‎Jul 5, 2009‎
That said, I imagine it’s too costly for the majority of telecommuting applications (even though Cisco has about 500 workers doing exactly that).

Detours planned next weekend on southbound I-35W, from I-494 to

Shakopee Valley NewsPat Minelli‎Jul 5, 2009‎
flow by reducing congestion on I-35W, Highway 77/Cedar Avenue and in downtown Minneapolis using transit, road pricing, technology and telecommuting.

Some tech workers find a way to stay in Sana Cruz

Santa Cruz SentinelJondi Gumz‎Jul 5, 2009‎
When he changed employers, he started telecommuting to Rhode Island. His employer pays for his space at NextSpace. He lives on a boat in the Santa Cruz

Employed but stressed: Make time to recharge, avoid burnout

Chicago TribuneHanah Cho‎Jul 5, 2009‎
Grasz said more employers are allowing telecommuting and compressed workweeks so workers can better balance personal and work lives.

Businesses help out Clean Air Campaign

Augusta ChronicleLaTina Emerson‎Jul 4, 2009‎
TELEWORK : This alternative work arrangement extends the workplace beyond the traditional office. Georgia employers can receive a telework tax credit of up

Mobile tech transforming work-life balance, say 90 pc Indians

Economic Times‎Jul 4, 2009‎
“Gen X, aged between 30-47 years of age, are the most attracted to the idea of telecommuting, working from home and working remotely.

Labour market seen stabilizing

Calgary HeraldDerek Sankey‎Jul 4, 2009‎
Robyn Bews, project manager of Calgary Economic Development’s WORKshift initiative, says the program to promote telework is another way companies can

Storage in the cloud: Availability and SLAs

TechRepublicRick Vanover‎Jul 4, 2009‎
So, strategies of WAN failover or forcing all workers to telecommute can come into play. Availability in the cloud is a contentious topic,

County supervisors approve tenuous budget

Valley News‎Jul 3, 2009‎
The union has proposed a cost-saving strategy that includes more telecommuting, greater use of alternative work schedules, turning out the lights in empty

Technology Stimulus Funding: Can public/private partnerships work?

Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal‎Jul 3, 2009‎
Various Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council (KRCC) initiatives such a T3 (Techno-tools and Telework) and Kit-Net are attempting to improve public sector

Mass Of New Docs Support White House Reasons For Firing AmeriCorps IG

TPMMuckrakerZachary Roth‎Jul 3, 2009‎
A string of emails from early 2009 shows that Walpin requested to telecommute from New York for part of the week, and was told by board members that doing

Employers must beware of the time wasters

The Gazette (Montreal)Howard Levitt‎Jul 3, 2009‎
Those who are permitted to telecommute should be placed on an entirely performance-based remuneration. Employer policy manuals should have zero tolerance

Brunswick businessman offers diversified services

Frederick News Post (subscription)Ed Waters Jr.‎Jul 2, 2009‎
“And virtual offices, telecommuting and online meetings are highly acceptable, so we’ve hit the right economic and technologic time and place.

Participate in ‘list of actions’ to help better the community

Pensacola News Journal‎Jul 2, 2009‎
Encourage employers to offer telecommuting/flex work schedules. Reset your thermostat — higher in summer and lower in winter. Take hazardous materials to

Census: City down 3 percent since 2000

Spencer Daily ReporterRuss Mitchell‎Jul 2, 2009‎
“People believed for a time that the telecommuting would help with the rural communities a little bit, but that just hasn’t borne out the past decade or so

National jobless rate hits 26-year high of 9.5 percent

Colorado DailyAlicia Wallace‎Jul 2, 2009‎
Sara Sutton Fell, founder of Boulder-based FlexJobs.com, said her telecommuting Web site’s traffic is eight times greater than this time last year.

Mass transit backers complete challenge to commute

High Point Enterprise (subscription)Paul B. Johnson‎Jul 2, 2009‎
Last year’s challenge drew 1500 people who pledged to carpool, vanpool, ride the bus, bike, walk or telecommute. PART, which serves 10 counties from Watauga

‘Womenomics,’ A Labor Movement For The Elite

ForbesElisabeth Eaves‎Jul 2, 2009‎
And while all these things were happening, technology made telecommuting more possible. A few brave corporations, as the authors observe, have already

Qld Health Commission injects virtual desktops

Australian Techworld‎Jul 2, 2009‎
“Another business driver is telecommuting,” Moskwa said. “The Citrix remote gateway is working to access internal business applications and is more secure

Entire program – July 2, 2009

WorldMichael Rass‎Jul 2, 2009‎
Simple things will help a lot more than high tech toys, simple things like insulation and telecommuting. Even planting a low tech shade tree or adding

Business notes

Inside NoVABennie Scarton Jr‎Jul 2, 2009‎
Employment Enterprises Inc., Manassas, will sponsor a complimentary seminar, “Telework Consideration,” on July 16 at NetStrategies in

Switching tracks

South Delta LeaderRob Newell‎Jul 2, 2009‎
The self-described introvert and longtime telecommuting computer programmer is now the owner of Ladner hobby store Sails N Rails.

Top paying jobs for women

Financial PostJenna Goudreau‎Jul 2, 2009‎
In recent years, telecommuting has become increasingly common in the industry, making computer science even more appealing to women seeking high-paying work

Tell us about your experiences on the Red Line

Washington Post Blogs‎Jul 2, 2009‎
At that point I got off the train to return home and telecommute for the day. The operator repeatedly told us, when we were holding at a platform,

The New Republic: Congress 2.0

NPRJason Zengerle‎Jul 2, 2009‎
Amazingly, the technological developments that have facilitated telecommuting in pretty much every white-collar profession in America have yet to take root

Want to explore telecommuting? Here are a few tips

Times-StandardDaria Topousis‎Jul 2, 2009‎
Telecommuting can be a great way for a business to save money in hard economic times by reducing overhead costs such as office space, electricity,

Heed tech, people issues before going mobile

ZDNet AsiaSol E. Solomon‎Jul 2, 2009‎
Telecommuting may offer companies cost savings and improves staff productivity, but businesses must first consider important

Your help required!

Sacramento News & Review‎Jul 2, 2009‎
Telework. Why commute at all if you can arrange to work from home? You’ll save commute time and expenses. Even if you do this just one day a week,

No new deaths as flu outbreak slows in Utah

Deseret NewsCarrie A. Moore‎Jul 1, 2009‎
Business are urged to establish policies for telecommuting arrangements, the use of sick-leave benefits and best practices for limiting the spread of the

Bike, board a bus or telecommute to avoid I-90 hassles

Issaquah PressWarren Kagarise‎Jul 1, 2009‎
With the shutdown only a few days away, transportation officials suggested employees and supervisors talk about working alternate schedules or telecommuting

More Productive away from the Office?

Planadviser.com‎Jul 1, 2009‎
The company has generated an estimated annual savings of $277 million in productivity by allowing employees to telecommute and telework.

H1N1 slowing down

St. George Daily Spectrum‎Jul 1, 2009‎
Business preparedness plans may include establishing policies for telecommuting arrangements, use of sick-leave benefits, and best practices for limiting

Telecommuting Can Damage Morale and Productivity

Talent Management‎Jul 1, 2009‎
Provo, UT – New research shows that 13 out of 14 common workplace relationship problems occur far more frequently within “virtual teams” (teams with members

Multipurpose Moms: Are You A Supermom?

NBC4i.comDavid Lowenstein‎Jul 1, 2009‎
Are there telecommuting, flextime or job-sharing possibilities for you? And don’t rule out self-employment. An increasing number of women are finding this

Blogging can help you land a work at home job

Examiner.com‎Jul 1, 2009‎
So if you are in the market for a job, particularly a telecommuting job, start working on your professional blog. It may help you in more ways than one.

Rural Aesthetics, Urbane Spirit

The Jewish WeekHilary Larson‎Jul 1, 2009‎
Many locals telecommute, and the city and its resources are only two hours away by car, Long Island Rail Road or the Hampton Jitney shuttle, which picks up

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