Sunday, June 10, 2007

Q. Which country is expecting a homeworking boom?

The answer is of course Japan, as we've posted about on the site before. The latest news is that, as Kyodo News International reports, Japan plans to expand its homeworking population to more than 10 million by 2010 (sadly though, I suspect very few of those will be shedworkers). It seems that a government panel has approved a plan to double the number of homeworkers in Japan over the next three years from its current level of around six million, defined by the Japanese government as those working at home or remote offices outside their companies for eight hours or more a week. New legislation is planned to help carers, while all central government agencies are planning to test homeworking systems between now and March 2008.

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