Businesses Look at Telecommuting to Counter Coronavirus

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– To reduce the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, many major employers have instructed their workers to work remotely from home.

Besides the benefit of suppressing infection, even occasional telecommuting can provide huge positive impacts on personal and municipal transportation costs, time saved, and even the environment, according to a study by Intel Corporation and BestPlaces. “Our analysis shows that working from home even one day a week can have a huge beneficial effect for the employees, companies, and the entire community,” said Bert Sperling, founder of BestPlaces. “And this doesn’t even consider the savings for highway maintenance, new road construction, and mass transit additions.”

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