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Telecommuting allows selected employees to work from home or from a work location very close to home. This arrangement may be established for one or more workdays. In some cases, it may be established for most of the entire workweek. Most telecommuters work from home one or two days a week, and they report to their office the rest of the time.

Telecommuting eliminates an entire commuter vehicle for one or more days. Contrary to popular thinking, telecommuting doesn't demand a big investment in high-tech equipment and it offers many advantages to the employee, the employer and the community. And, it offers many possible benefits to the employers and employees.

Employer benefits
  • Expands labor market
  • Provides competitive edge in recruiting employees
  • Reduces office and parking space requirements
  • Reduces absenteeism
  • Increases productivity
Employee benefits
  • Minimize commute time, costs and frustration
  • Provides opportunity to better balance home and work life
  • Improves job satisfaction
  • Reduces stress
  • Cuts clothing and lunch expenses
  • Increases home security
Community benefits
  • Reduces rush hour traffic
  • Conserves vehicle fuel consumption
  • Enhances job opportunities for the homebound
  • Decreases air pollution
  • Improves safety in the community
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