Telework in the News
2011, A forecast from TechCast at George Washington University said that: ‘While a recent survey found that less than 4 % of U.S. private sector workers actually work from home, that figure could reach as high as 30 % by 2019′.
Gartner: ‘this drive to mobility will become a $1 trillion market in the next four years.’ And that ‘within this decade, most, if not all workers will be mobile to some degree.’
40 percent of the workforce, representing 33 million Americans, has jobs that can be performed remotely either part time or full time.
TelCoa’s 2008 recommendation to members was also that at least: 40% of an organization’s workforce (whose jobs can be performed from home) should be full-time Work@Home™ employees.
The following is a paper written by Wendell Cox for The Information Technology & Innovatition Foundation
The number of jobs filled by telecommuters could grow nearly four-fold to 19 million and deliver substantial economic, environmental and quality of life benefits for the United States over the next 12 years. Thanks to its potential to cut costs, increase productivity, and expand the supply of potential employees, telecommuting is emerging as a standard business strategy for a large number of organizations. Spurred by advances in information technology, especially the spread of broadband services, telecommuting is the fastest growing mode of getting from home to work. Facilitated by continued expansion in broadband, especially higher speed broadband, telecommuting is poised to become more popular than transit and non-household car pools as a means of accessing work.
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