While teleworking rates remain highest in occupations traditionally associated with the practice—child care workers, writers and authors, and sales representatives—the fastest growth has been seen in technology-related positions and others reliant on remote access to technical systems, according to recent research.
In its report, “The Incredible Disappearing Office: Making Telework Work,” The Conference Board finds that the advancements in home networking over the last decade have been accompanied by teleworking gains among a number of these technology-reliant professions, including insurance underwriters (4.5 percent, up 275 percent since 2001-2003) and computer software developers (6.1 percent, up 127 percent).
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