Employees Are Catching Up With Entrepreneurs On Working At Home
First Published: May 21, 2012 EntrepreneurJourney.com
In the past, it was thought that working at home was a luxury that could only be afforded by entrepreneurs. However, in the post-industrial economy, a greater numbers of paid employees are choosing to work at home. Due to the availability of technology and the increasing popularity of working at home, more employers are offering the option to work at home than ever before.
I was looking for some stats to illustrate this trend. The most reliable I was able to find is a publication by Stats Canada made available in 2010. Let’s look at some numbers:
Self-employed people working at home in 2000 = 1.4 million
Self-employed people working at home in 2008 = 1.8 million
Percentage of the workforce working at home in 2008 = 11.2%
Percentage of people who are working at home and employees = 48%
Percentage of people who are working at home and entrepreneurs = 52%
More university graduates (22%) are working at home than high school graduates (7%).
More male employees (29%) worked at home than female professionals (19%).
More self-employed females (67%) are likely to work at home than males (56%).
City employees are more likely to work at home than those who live outside a city.
Now, if you are an entrepreneur and already working from home, you are well aware of the advantages of working at home. If you are an employee and would like to work from home, talk to your manager or HR dept. regarding work at home opportunities provided by your company. If you would like to search for work from home jobs, enter these keywords in your search queries: “work at home”, “part time”, “work from home”, and so on.