||With the economy moving on a slow upswing, companies have had to make certain changes to make it through the rough waters of recent years. Technology has positioned businesses to employ people from home, and the results show that it has worked in more ways than one.
The numbers speak for themselves. Work from home has surged to 41% in 10 years reported CNNMoney last week. 13.4 million Americans work from home now. The report highlighted not only the internet, but new technology such as at-home virtual meetings by Skype, has attributed to the ability for employees to work from home. "As communications and information technologies advance, we are seeing that workers are increasingly able to perform work at home," said Census Bureau analyst Peter Mateyka. Companies have found this to be a solution to the daily hovering operating costs. Government state jobs from home have increased 133% and federal jobs went up 88% between 2000 and 2010. The government, as many other companies, has sought to cut costs, which for it was real estate.
Working from home has advantages for the employee as well. There is nothing like being able to wake up in the morning and go right in the next room to work. This saves an abundance of time within the day. From getting dressed and grooming, to allocating time to drop the kids off at school, time can be less managed. There's also no traffic, which most people spend at least 2 weeks of their lives at traffic lights. The greatest traffic to experience working from home is a a child's toy car to cross over in the hallway. In addition, gas is now a major consideration for the average person, including job seekers. Working from home eliminates this expense and is a big plus for these types of jobs. Companies are understanding working from home is a win-win for itself and the employee.
If anyone the increase in working from home has helped is senior citizens. 1 out of 10 people over the age of 65 work from home. It is not only cost issue for the elderly, but a health issue to handle the demands of daily on-site work. One of the top assets of senior employees is their knowledge and experience. This extends their value in the workplace and work span, even if is on a consultative basis.
Technology has not only opened the doors for people to work for companies from home, but to start their own. Online business is on the rise, with a last year increase of 16%. Experts anticipate online sales growth in 2012 as well, even 15% to 17% during the coming holiday season. The average person can create a company online with minimal start-up costs. With the current unemployment rates, home-based businesses are being started today as a source of income, even if it is not the primary source.
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References: 10.4.12, CNNMoney, Emily Fox, Work from home soars 41% in 10 years