Sunday, October 12, 2008

Trading Suits For Sweats as Fuel Costs Spur Telecommuting

The Washington Post reports:
A 2007 survey by Hewitt Associates found that 38 percent of employers allowed some form of telecommuting, up from just 14 companies surveyed 10 years ago. James Ware, a consultant with the Work Design Collaborative who counsels companies on telecommuting, predicts that five years from now, some 40 million workers will telecommute at least part-time, up from 20 million to 24 million now. "The combination of gas prices and climate-change issues is going to push a lot of people in that direction," he said.