According to a report by WAHspace, working professionals would sacrifice a portion of their income to have the increased safety that comes with a work at home environment.
"It’s not surprising that American workers value safety and security in the workplace,” said WAHspaceCEO Sarah Lucas. “What we were not expecting is that so many workers are willing to sacrifice income for the peace of mind that comes with a secure, at home work environment,” she continued.
The survey sample of more than 2,000 WAHspacemembers was conducted over a two-week period in February 2016. WAHspacefound that more than 57% of survey respondents indicated that if safety and security was a motivating factor to work from home, at home workers were willing to sacrifice a percentage of their wages in order to continue to do so. Results also showed that sacrificing income in order to have the ease of caring for children while working at home was less of a priority than having safety and security.
In the United States, the market for work at home opportunities, while already solidly established, is growing quickly. In the US, almost 4 million people work from home at least half the time. Data from GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com shows that the regular work-at-home population versus the non-self-employed population, has grown by 103% since 2005 and 6.5% in 2014.