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More managers allowing workers to telecommute

Posted on May 22nd, 2012 Read time: 1 minutes

A recent survey from WorkSimple found that 61 percent of senior leaders and managers at Fortune 500 companies believe their businesses will let more people work from home over the next three years.

This emphasizes the growing trend of telecommuters, as Mashable reports that there were 26.2 million such workers in the U.S. in 2010 – a number that has likely increased in the past two years.

A more recent Wanted Analytics survey revealed that in April alone, there were around 19,000 job ads available for full-time, part-time or temporary workers that allowed telecommuting. This is a 3 percent increase, year-over-year.

Among the most commonly advertised ads that include the ability to work from home include sales representative, online survey taker, editor, remote loan officer, customer service associate, data entry and, surprisingly, account executive.

Furthermore, Wanted found that the acumen required to work from home included some universally necessary skills such as Microsoft Office, as well as more specified abilities such as SQL, JavaScript and SEO.

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