CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1989
Los Angeles County officials Wednesday unveiled details of their first full-scale "telecommuting" project, which they hope will eventually enable thousands of county employees to work at home on computers. Supervisor Mike Antonovich and Chief Administrative Officer Richard Dixon said at a press conference that about 200 volunteers will be working at home by August, and officials expect 2,000 of the county's 17,000 downtown employees to be telecommuting in the next five years. The concept is part of the South Coast Air Quality Management District's master plan to help alleviate smog by reducing traffic in the region.
July 29, 1996 |
Seven hundred thousand workers in the Southland are putting technology to work for them--at home. They are telecommuters, and they spend at least one day a week working from home or a nearby tele-center equipped with all the comforts of the workplace. According to figures released this month by the Southern California Telecommuting Partnership, the number of telecommuters has increased 11% since last fall. The reason is technology.
April 17, 1991 |
Telecommuting is typically seen as being high-tech, computer-oriented, home-based and full time. But that won't necessarily be the case in the future. None of these features are essential to telecommuting, says Patricia Mokhtarian of UC Davis, who has spent six years administering and evaluation telecommuting pilot programs. "Telecommunications technology may be no more sophisticated than the telephone," she says.
September 11, 2005 |
The rise in telecommuting has led to home offices becoming the most popular special-function room that architects are being asked to design, according to the American Institute of Architects' Home Design Trends Survey for the second quarter of 2005. Low-maintenance materials and more storage space are also increasingly sought. Meanwhile, consumer demand for exercise rooms appears to have peaked in many markets. Upscale entryways and defined hallways are becoming less popular.
July 29, 2009 |
Frank Gruber's workstation at AOL in Dulles, Va., could be in any cubicle farm from here to Bangalore -- pushpin board for reminders, computer on Formica desk, stifling fluorescent lighting. It's so drab, there's nothing more to say about it, which is why the odds of finding Gruber there are slim. Instead, Gruber often works at the Tryst coffeehouse in the Adams Morgan neighborhood here, at Liberty Tavern in nearby suburban Clarendon, Va.
May 12, 1992 |
Working from home may be the nation's fastest-growing employment trend. Already more than 25 million Americans work from home at least part time, and the numbers continue to swell each year. Some believe that the growth will only accelerate with the current baby boom and the growth of more flexible employment practices. But "telecommuters" often confront problems they'd never have in the office.