It’s Unclearly Defined, but Telecommuting Is Fast on the Rise

According to the Census Bureau, the typical telecommuter is a 49-year old college graduate who earns $58,000 a year and works at a company with more than 100 employees. Alina Tugend writes for the New York Times about how telecommuting is rife with statistics you may not expect.

Dialing the Truth

Telecommuting as a whole may have risen by as much as 79 percent between 2005 and 2012. In order for this healthy expansion to continue, Tugend says companies need to create specific plans addressing telecommuting, especially so the right technology can be put in place for it. One thing that especially needs to be cleared up is the definition of a telecommuter, which most often is “someone employed full time at a private, nonprofit or government organization, who works at least half the time at home.” For elaboration on these insights, you can read the full article here:

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