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State of Telework in U.S.

Telework continues to spark the interest of workers and workplaces. Netconference presenters Kate Lister and Tom Harnish from the Telework Research Network provided a synthesis of their latest research on the state of telework in the U.S. You can view the recording and download a pdf copy of the presentation (7MB).

Their presentation shed light on how telework has grown in recent years, who’s doing it, where they’re working, the barriers to its adoption, and where the trend might be headed. Attendees to the netconference gained a deeper understanding of the current and likely future state of telework. They heard about:

  • How telework participation differs by industry, geography, income, and other factors
  • What share of the nation’s workforce holds telework-compatible jobs
  • The potential economic, energy-saving, and environmental impact of frequent telework
  • What’s holding telework back.

This netconference held on October 13, 2011 was co-sponsored by Best Workplaces for Commuters, the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) at the University of South Florida, and the Telework Council of the Association for Commuter Transportation.