The trend in telecommuting in 2009 is really the natural continuation of the growing trend over the past several years, and that trend appears to be continuing in 2010.
It is no surprise that the estimates for the number of telecommuting employment opportunities are continuing to rise, year after year. Gartner Dataquest reported in 2008 that 25% of workers telecommuted in 2007, and in their recent 2009 projections, they estimate that number to hit 27.5%.
Companies like Booz Allen Hamilton, eBay, Gartner, Goldman Sachs, Principal Financial Group, S.C. Johnson & Son, Yahoo, and Qualcomm, continue to lead the pack with their flexible work and telecommuting benefits. For some of these companies, flexible work schedules and options are not a new idea, for example, Booz Allen Hamilton has been offering flexible schedules since 2005, and Google’s Quality of life benefits have been a mainstay since its inception.
These companies fully understand the advantages of telework and telecommuting, and that is reflected in the statistics on telecommuting in America as well as in other worldwide locations.