These days, moving information has become easier than moving people.
Telecommuting allows people to work from home by using telephones and modem-equipped home computers or laptops. Telecommuters usually work at home one to three days a week.
This arrangement can result in higher quality work at a lower cost. According to the Oregon Office of Energy, employers have noticed reduced absenteeism among their employees who telecommute. Telecommuters gain greater control of their work schedules and their lives. In addition, both businesses and individuals can earn tax credits by investing in equipment needed to telecommute. Point2point staff offer information and referral services to anyone inquiring about telecommuting.
While it may not be appropriate for everyone or every job, those who can telecommute eliminate both the personal and environmental costs of their commute. It is quickly becoming the "new way of working."
For more information, please contact the Oregon Office of Energy regarding the Business Energy Tax Credits (BETC) program, visit their Web site at http://www.oregon.gov/energy/ or call 1-800-221-8035.