Work At Home & Home Business Weekly News Summary

Work at home, home based business and telecommuting news for the week ending March 10, 2008.

A paler shade of green
Globe and Mail, Canada – 5 hours ago
Canadian companies have been slow to adopt telecommuting, though it is proven to reduce carbons, and despite its popularity with the work force,

Work from home, are you game?
Times of India, India – 9 hours ago
Organisations have started incorporating new trends like telecommuting, flexi-hours, work from home etc to make their employees feel more comfortable with

Some companies rethink telecommuting
Computerworld, MA – Mar 4, 2008
“Jim from Minneapolis” said he and many of his telecommuting colleagues were being called back to the office. After years of working productively from home,

Need For Speed
Baltimore Sun, United States – Mar 6, 2008
telecommuting is estimated to have the ability to create more than $20 billion of savings annually across the economy. According to the Environmental

Web commuting gives parents more family time – study
Telecom Paper (subscription), Netherlands – Mar 4, 2008
The survey found that telecommuting parents who work remotely at least a few hours each week using web-based technology are more likely than non-parents to

Working Knowledge
San Jose Mercury News, USA – Mar 4, 2008
Q: What are the pros and cons of telecommuting vs. working on-site? A: Not every position lends itself to the options, but if your position does allow these


Brooklyn Downtown STAR

Pol: MTA Budget a Bust for Commuters
Brooklyn Downtown STAR – Mar 5, 2008
He also wants the city to simultaneously reduce the number of government-issued parking placards while promoting telecommuting for city employees.

Are You Ready for These Bone-chilling Questions
Workforce Management, Ca – 3 hours ago
telecommuting? Workout facilities? When top performers leave the company, why do they leave and where do they usually go? When was the last significant

On your own
GoErie.com, PA – Mar 5, 2008
If you feel like you’ve hit a dead end with your employer and aren’t having any luck finding a telecommuting-friendly new job, one of the quickest remedies

Oil demand is drying up – slightly
San Francisco Chronicle, USA – Mar 8, 2008
Sun encourages telecommuting, with 55 percent of its 35000 employees working outside the office on a regular basis. “I pretty much don’t go into the office

The world on a wire
Rocky Mountain News, CO – 7 hours ago
telecommuting also means less fuel consumption in this age of concern over the use of fossil fuels. Many experts have cited ConnectKentucky as a potential

Rising Gasoline Prices Drive Families To Change Habits
TheDay, CT – Mar 9, 2008
“I absolutely adore telecommuting,” Pearlman said, referring to the ability to work from home through the networking capabilities of modern computers.


Frederick News Post (subscription)

The perks of the job
Frederick News Post (subscription), MD – Mar 8, 2008
A few more add-ons are onsite, discounted services such as dry cleaning, as well as telecommuting and “hoteling” where companies set up satellite offices

Assembly Offers ‘Fair’ Traffic Reduction Plan
Queens Chronicle, NY – Mar 6, 2008
Lancman is a key proponent of the proposal’s call for telecommuting programs, which could drastically diminish the number of city government employees who

Local legislators set for Crossover Day
Rome News-Tribune, GA – Mar 8, 2008
Mandating flex-time schedules for government workers and offering tax incentives for telecommuting are just a few ideas, he said.

Social Media Release: Cisco ASR 1000 Series Router Launch
PR-USA.net (press release), Bulgaria – Mar 8, 2008
Mobile and telecommuting and mobile workforce increasing number of employees working outside of corporate headquarters, double digit growth (11 percent) of

Arts & Books Digest
The Salinas Californian, CA – Mar 8, 2008
Students can show how their families can improve air quality through biking, walking, telecommuting, etc. Deadline is April 15. Submit artwork to: MBUAPCD,

Nothing to Sneeze At
Washington Post, United States – Mar 5, 2008
One in nine employers provide illness-related telecommuting, more than double the number in 2007. That could help.

Monterey County’s February Rideshare winner announced
The Californian, CA – Mar 7, 2008
2185 roundtrips in which they used alternatives to driving alone such as carpooling, vanpooling, bicycling, walking, riding the bus or telecommuting.

Baby boom echo rattles workplace
Globe and Mail, Canada – Mar 5, 2008
Those programs can range from on-site child care to flexible hours, job-sharing, telecommuting and a phased-in return. “It’s a lot cheaper to have them go

Sprawl continues to gobble up land
Spokane Journal of Business, WA – Mar 7, 2008
More people have jobs in suburban areas, or are telecommuting, and no longer have the need or desire to live close to the major cities, she says.

Moving to a Small Company Can Lead to Big Rewards
Wall Street Journal – Mar 3, 2008
alluring trade-offs such as shorter workweeks, less travel and work-life balance incentives including telecommuting arrangements and flexible schedules.

Tollway veto could affect other road projects
Los Angeles Times, CA – Mar 6, 2008
and other environmentalists argue there are other options, including more carpool lanes on I-5, dedicated busways and even an emphasis on telecommuting.

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