Companies are finding that it is much greener and more profitable for workers to work from home. Several companies have the employees come in to the office two to three days a week, and some companies allow employees to work completely from home. Some studies have found that 40 percent of the U.S. workforce holds jobs that are suitable for telecommuting.
According to TechCast, a George Washington University-based virtual think tank, by the year 2019, as much as 30 percent of the industrial world’s workforce will work from home two to three days a week.
Verizon initiated a study to track the time and fuel savings of 211 employees that began telecommuting in September 2010. Within six months the employees saved over 18,000 gallons of fuel and they saved 10,680 hours (445 days) worth of commuting time.
Does your company allow employees to telecommute? Have you asked your employer if it would be possible for you to work from home? Leave us a comment.
This is a freelance, offsite writing opportunity. The Motley Fool (www.fool.com) is dedicated to providing daily coverage of the markets and the world economy. We are looking for a talented, nimble Business Journalist to cover the business news beat for Fool.com, with a particular focus on market movements, major company news, and macroeconomic events. The writer will present facts, curate from sources around the Web, and add opinion to fulfill the Foolish mission to educate, amuse, and enrich.
The writer will focus on short, timely pieces that explain what happened but also go beyond with a mix of opinion and analysis. The Business Journalist must be able to take complex issues and translate them to our audience through clear language with a touch of humor, fun, and pizzazz when appropriate (and that’s most of the time).
One more thing … we’re sorry, but we are not currently accepting applications from freelance writers residing outside the United States.
Writes articles that are accessible, educational, relevant, and of interest to Motley Fool readers, customers, and members of the Fool community.
Follows stock market movements and macroeconomic reports to determine appropriate coverage of most relevant companies and news, along with other team members.
Shares burritos with Fool editors when appropriate.
Strong writing and research skills
Strong knowledge of general business and market news
Ability to curate and organize information across various online news sources
Ability to meet deadlines and write clearly and quickly
Ability to work well with others
Sense of humor
Respect for others
Stock market junkie
Not afraid of numbers — or spiders
Education and Job Knowledge
Prior experience in business journalism a must.
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Several city openings are available. Click here for current openings.
Freelance Writer—St. Louis
Editorial | St. Louis, MO, United States
Are you a savvy writer looking for a creative way to express your love for local businesses?
LivingSocial, the hottest new form of social commerce and online marketing, is hiring local freelance writers to craft copy for our Daily Deals. We love evocative writing and word play (clever turns of phrase tickle us green!), and think the most exciting stuff to read online is full of energy, creativity, and wit. Agree? Then keep reading:
* Write up to ten snazzy Daily Deal descriptions each week;
* Write five 365 articles each week about the best things to do in St. Louis;
* Work directly with editors to nail down our style and voice.
* A strong writing test (details below);
* Clever sense of humor;
* The ability to turn around pristine copy in 24 hours;
* And… a strong desire to be a part of something new, exciting, and super fast-paced.
Please submit a cover letter telling us why this job is perfect for you (be creative!), your resume, and our writing test.
The ability to write in our style, and with our tone, is crucial.
Rules are simple. Please provide sample write-ups for two hypothetical deals, posted below. The assumption is that you’ve never been to either deal location, so don’t fret if you haven’t dipped your toes in the Standard’s pool.
*Snappy, pithy writing. Think Esquire. A tad bit snarky, but ultimately fun. Something that makes us laugh, but better yet, buy.
*100-130 (max!!!) words per deal
*For your research: Use merchant website / external review sites / other press
* Don’t write titles / little details. We just want the witty deal description.
Sift through any copy on our site, or click a few of these to get a sense of voice:
Poppy restaurant (Seattle)
$25 for $50 of Food and Drink
Miami Standard Spa: http://www.standardhotels.com/miami/spa-wellbeing/
90-Minute ‘The Standard’ Massage
Regular Price: $150
Deal Price: $60
Discount: 60% Off
Click here to apply.