New Data: Telecommuting Could Save $700B Yearly Across the US

by Jessica Denson, Communications Director Connected Nation Louisville, Ky. (September 24, 2019) – The number of people working-at-home regularly has grown 159 percent since 2005. That’s eleven times faster than the rest of the workforce. Some other staggering numbers: 40 percent more US employers offered flexible workplace options than they did five years ago; 4.7 million employees (3.4 percent of …

Now Accepting Applications: Training and Job Placement Program Hosted by the Ohio County EDA

Hartford, Ky. (September 24, 2019) – The Ohio County Economic Development Alliance is partnering with Digital Works to present the people of Ohio County with technology training and job placement assistance for online teleworking jobs. “Forty percent more U.S. employers offer flexible workplace options than they did just five years ago*,” said Chris Pedersen, VP of Planning and Development, Connected …

Digital Inclusion in the Gig Economy

Bowling Green, Ky. (Augsut 29, 2019) – As advocates of broadband and related technologies, Connected Nation is steadfastly committed to ensuring that no one is left behind. Technology empowers communities and individuals by giving them a gateway to an abundance of online resources including job resources and opportunities. Access to high-speed internet does not only provide Americans with information on …

Digital Works in Rural America

Bowling Green, KY. (April 22nd, 2019) – If you were born and raised in rural America, you know first-hand how few and far between employment opportunities are and why many living in these areas end up moving to bigger cities. Unfortunately, that has left a lot of small towns at an extreme disadvantage. To put it bluntly—they face extinction. Should …

The Dismal Career Opportunities for Military Spouses

Editor’s Note: The Atlantic has done a great job in the below report illustrating the plight our nation’s military families face. Many military spouses are struggling to find stable, well-paying jobs simply because their husbands or wives are active duty. Connected Nation recognized this need and, in late 2018, launched a version of our job training and placement program, Digital …