Work At Home Weekly News

Here’s our weekly round up of work-at-home and telecommuting job news from across the nation and around the world.

Commute campaign pushes carpooling

Arizona Republic, AZ –Feb 18, 2008
Telecommuting has increased to 13 percent from 8 percent over that same time period. “Removing more vehicles from our roadways is one of the best things we

Telecommuting a win-win situation, study finds

Vancouver Sun, Canada – Feb 16, 2008
Working from home, or “telecommuting,” is becoming more commonplace and popular among workers as technological advancements allow for it.

Big pay not tops: Survey

Vancouver Province, Canada – Feb 17, 2008
Flexible work schedules, telecommuting and signing bonuses scored lower in importance this year compared with last year’s survey results.

 

Metlife closing Indy center but not jobs

Indianapolis Star, United States – Feb 14, 2008
They’ll be telecommuting. There are no layoffs; 89 workers will be re-offered their existing jobs or newly created positions, but the conditions of their

 

Tightening the Belt: Revisiting Cost Cutting Areas

ThomasNet Industrial News Room, NY – Feb 14, 2008
Major time-savings also result from telecommuting, mainly in premises costs, office overheads and labor. A travel services firm found that each

 

Caution: Screwy Legislature at Work

Kitsap Sun (Subscription), United States – Feb 13, 2008
Telecommuting helps to reduce our carbon footprint and make it so people don’t lose so much time commuting.” And Poulsbo City Council member Ed Stern has

 

Getting rid of empty cubes

FinancialWeek (subscription), NY – Feb 18, 2008
HP’s chief financial officer, Cathie Lesjak, told analysts about the one-third reduction goal in December, citing trends in telecommuting and

 

Feeling Sick? Stay Home

New York Times Blogs, NY – Feb 12, 2008
then days when you are brewing a cold or dealing with a full-blown one are the ideal time to practice your telecommuting skills.

 

Monsanto ranks No. 11 on list of green IT companies
Phoenix Business Journal (subscription), AZ – Feb 16, 2008
at its headquarters from renewable sources such as wind power, and has a concerted effort to work in an efficient and effective telecommuting model.

 

Rising Adirondack property prices sound class echo of Gilded Age

Newsday, NY – Feb 15, 2008
Building limits, state ownership or control of more than half the 6-million-acre park, growing Internet and telecommuting capability, Baby Boomers heading

 

Cleveland DSS discussing digital solution to crammed office problem

Shelby Star, NC – Feb 16, 2008
Another temporary solution considered is telecommuting. Select staff – around a dozen or so – could be chosen to work from home, Wasson explained.

 

Parents work at home while advancing in high-pressure jobs

Post-Bulletin, MN – Feb 16, 2008
Debbie Mayville, a director at a Washington, DC-based consultancy, starts telecommuting at 6 am and tries to finish in time to meet her daughter at the bus

 

WORK & FAMILY

Wall Street Journal – Feb 13, 2008
resources to help a couple adjust to a commuter marriage, helping a teenager confront bullies at school and convincing a boss to allow telecommuting. ..

 

Committee stacks agenda high

North Kitsap Herald, WA – Feb 16, 2008
Council Member Ed Stern said the city’s first EDC focused on telecommuting and was successful and he’s glad economic focus is being brought back to the city

 

Local TV’s Morning Jam

Broadcasting & Cable, NY – Feb 16, 2008
While wireless technology has given rise to telecommuting, the concept has hardly taken a bite out of the nation’s bumper-to-bumper traffic anxiety.

 

Wireless Integrator Systems Support Solutions Delights in Long

PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria – Feb 15, 2008
The ones that fight home-officing, telecommuting, web collaterals delivery, one-number phone services (desk/cell), and maintain the large expensive staff

 

How To Recession-Proof Your Job

Forbes, NY – Feb 12, 2008
That includes everything from telecommuting to a faraway meeting to gently encouraging colleagues not to print all 100 pages of a document unless they

 

TechSmith won’t build new headquarters after all

Lansing State Journal, MI – Feb 14, 2008
It also could involve more telecommuting for employees and opening satellite offices, including one closer to the Brighton and Ann Arbor areas,

 

Internet helps Americans save more energy every year

Sedona.biz, AZ – Feb 13, 2008
Telecommuting once or twice a week to work avoids gas burned and lessens congestion on the roads. “The most significant part of this story is that while

 

10 things I love about IT

TechRepublic, KY – Feb 12, 2008
IT is amenable to “flextime” workers and telecommuting. It’s also relaxed about the working hours. IT pros may work a few more hours than the average worker

 

PSNH’s bid to expand faces opposition

Portsmouth Herald News, NH – Feb 12, 2008
But better roads and broadband access would open up the region to telecommuting and high tech development. “That would give them a new way to make a living

 

Between bosses & babies

Fair Lady, South Africa – Feb 12, 2008
job-sharing, compressed weeks and telecommuting (working from home), but for the most part this has been slow to catch on in South Africa.

 

The Weston Branch Library is offering computer classes for a range

MiamiHerald.com, FL – Feb 17, 2008
”We have many students come in to do research or even business people who may be telecommuting,” she said. The center also offers a course on using a

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