Survey: U.S. workers want to telecommute

July 12, 2006 at 11:17 AM

ST. CLOUD, Fla., July 12 (UPI) -- About four-fifths of U.S. workers would prefer to work from home if their bosses would let them, a survey says.

A survey, commissioned by Manpower and conducted in May and June, found that 80 percent of the 900 respondents said they would prefer telecommuting to physical commuting.

The survey, conducted by True North Research, also found that 31 percent of respondents said they were considering finding a job that was closer to home because of rising gasoline prices, officials said Wednesday.

Despite that, only 6 percent of the respondents surveyed said managers were taking steps to help workers manage rising fuel costs.

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