Ok Jobmoters, here's the latest roundup for whats happening around the web for remote workers.
- Forbes has a piece on the seven best jobs for working remotely abroad. Among those jobs are Editor, Writer, Teaching English, Graphic Designer and Social media experts. Read it here.
- An article on the Ladders says remote workers are better for being promoted. Far from being ignored by the home office, going remote has the same – if not more – opportunity than staying in the office. In fact, remote workers are 40% more likely to have been promoted in the last year than their in-office peers. Read it here.
- Vermont is ramping up its remote worker incentive program to move there. Originally, state officials said they’d select 100 people to receive as much as $10,000 in the first year of the Remote Worker Grant Program, and then 20 people in the following years. Each new resident would submit moving expenses, membership fees for coworking spaces, broadband costs, or security deposits for reimbursement up to $5,000 per year for two years. But then they found that way more people than they anticipated were attracted to the idea of moving to the rural New England state with declining population. After receiving thousands of inquiries, the state decided to ramp up the program. Read more.
- Stat of the Month: Remote work has become the new normal for companies responding to workers’ desire for flexibility. In its “State of the American Workplace” report, Gallup polling found 43 percent of employees worked remotely in 2016 compared to 39 percent in 2012. Source: Workforce Mag
- Going to start working remotely? You'll need a plan says this Forbes writer.
- How 5G will change the way we work from home. Fifth-generation (5G) communications networks, with their exponentially faster connection speeds, capacity, and communication response times (known as latency), will make possible an astonishing range of innovative new products and services. Cool article on what it will be like.
- Trending up: It's no secret that a growing number of workers are doing their jobs remotely. In fact, the number of people telecommuting in the U.S. increased 159% between 2005 and 2017, according to data compiled by the American Community Survey by Global Workplace Analytics and FlexJobs.