Virtual Workforce: The ‘Work From Home’ Phenomenon [Infographic]

Working at home is one of the great social phenomena in the U.S. today. With 26.2 million teleworkers in the U.S. in 2010, the virtual workforce is expected to grow in coming years.

Everyday more and more ordinary people are trying a home business or work at home idea to replace or add to their salary income. With so many homes now equipped with an internet connected computers we see more telecommuting (working for an employer from home) and own home businesses as these people look for an alternative to the stress of normal work and travel routines.

With 26.2 million teleworkers in the U.S. in 2010, the virtual workforce is expected to grow in coming years, according to the infographic below, created by Guys from GetWorkSimple. For starters, 56% of senior leaders and hiring managers at Fortune 500 companies believe that the workforce will steadily or greatly increase at their companies, according to a recent survey by WorkSimple.

The study findings outline the changing virtual workforce with a number of compelling stats and findings. Have you noticed an increase in the number of employees at your workplace that work remotely? Tell us your thoughts in comments below. [GetWorkSimple via Mashable]

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