The Buckhead transit group BATMA has teamed up with The Clean Air Campaign and state officials for the third annual Georgia Telework Week, which runs through Friday.
BATMA and The Clean Air Campaign are working to encourage employers and workers to embrace telework, at least occasionally, as a way to reduce pollution, cut time wasted in traffic, and to boost worker satisfaction.
BATMA, the Buckhead Area Transportation Management Association, is a partnership of private businesses, public agencies and residential and civic associations within the Buckhead community.
The Clean Air Campaign says that a commuter who typical drives 35 miles round trip for work can save $800 a year by working from home once a week. And the organization's website says allowing telework can be a smart way for companies to hang on to good employees:
Having telework available increases job satisfaction. In fact, a top reason Georgia employees switch jobs isn’t about a tough boss or low pay: it’s the hassle of commuting.
Employers can attend a free Telework Summit in downtown Atlanta on Wednesday to learn more about how to create a telework program. Interested employers can RSVP here.
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