Online Working From Home: 8 Interesting Facts

Today, thanks to the development of information technology and communication, online working from home is easily possible. More and more people choose this to do jobs online, as it has many benefits such as the convenience of working from home, saving time and money regarding transportation to the office and the chance to spend more time at home with family. 

Here are some interesting facts about working from home. If you are thinking about engaging in work from home, this information might be useful and help you to take the big step to start online working from home. 

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1. A list of 100 companies tend to hire more workers from home.

FlexJobs conducted a study that found the 100 companies which hire more entry workers from home, so if you are interested in working from home online it might encourage you to submit your resume to these companies. The top of the list are in the "top ten"" Xerox, UnitedHealth Group, Dell, Aetna, American Express, First Data, Humana, Westat, K12 and ADP. 

2. 38 per cent of the US employers allow working from home. 

According to the National Study of Employers (2014 National Study of Employers), in the United States, 38 per cent of employers allow their employees to work online from home. In 2008, the percentage of employers that allowed this type of work was 23 per cent, meaning that growth was 15 points in six years. 

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3. In the UK, one of seven people works from home online.

According to the British National Institute of Statistics (Office for National Statistics), one of seven British work from home online, that means more than four million people have home office. Half of these people are between 25 and 49 years old and most have children. It is also popular among people who are 65 years old. Four out of ten workers over 65 years work from home. 

4. Two days per week of work at home save 35,000 million of euros every year.

A study conducted in Canada, indicated that two days per week of working from home can lead to savings for businesses, employees and the State of 35,000 million of euros a year. 

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5. Almost 7 per cent American workers work from home online.

According to a study by the US Census Bureau (United States Census Bureau), 6.6 per cent of American workers work from home. Although the percentage is low, keep in mind that this modality has increased by 37 per cent in 13 years (between 1997 and 2010).

6. Work from home helps for the environment.

According to a study in the UK, working from home can save up to 3.7 billions of euros for employers and reduce the emission of three million tons of carbon dioxide. 

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7. One of five Americans is working from home.

A growing number of Americans are working from home. Whether they are self- employed entrepreneurs running small accounting services, or telecommuting for multinational consulting firms, some 30 millions of us work from a home office at least once a week. And that number is expected to increase by 63% in the next five years, according to a study by the Telework Research Network. An estimated three million American professionals never step a foot in an office outside of their own home and another 54% say they are happier that way.

8. More and more income is going for home based workers.

More than 8 million people will earn some form of income by working from home and 2.8 million registered businesses will generate median annual turnover of  £51,000 - £100,000.

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