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Telecommute a top priority among those seeking jobs

Is work a tough place to, well, work? People looking for a new job say telecommuting is a top priority among job perks, according to a survey of more than 200 people.

The survey also found that 80 percent believe telecommuting would make them more productive in their current jobs.

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Of the more than 200 respondents, 47 percent said they telecommute now, with 41 percent of those working from home at least 20 hours per week.

The popularity relates to flexible work hours, the benefit noted by 43 percent. About a quarter said telecommuting allows more time for families, and 19 percent said it reduces time and money spent on commuting.

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The findings are from an online poll by Reston, Va.-based TrueCareers Inc., a career search site.


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