Thursday, March 15, 2007

Mums want to work at home, says survey

A new poll from WorkingMums.co.uk suggests that, given the choice, a whopping 87% of mothers would rather work at home than in an office. Gillian Nissim, founder of WorkingMums.co.uk, said “These statistics are probably not surprising since home-based jobs can provide mothers with the kind flexibility they’re looking for, for example, having more choice about the hours they work or having more flexibility at pressure points in the day such as school drop-off and pick up time. But what is particularly interesting is the variety of home-working positions that are becoming available to professionals who wish to work from home. Technology such as broadband and VOIP (Voice Over Internet Phone) is now making home-working a truly viable option for both jobseekers, and employers. “ 33% of mums registered on the site say they would ideally work between 15-20 hours a week, 24% want to work between 20 – 25 hours a week and 18% want to work between 25- 35 hours a week.

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