Savings - Spend less time and money on commuting. Telecommuters can save an estimated $1,200 per year on fuel costs alone, and even more when considering wear and tear on their cars. Some auto insurance companies also offer reduced rates to those who don’t drive so much.
Improved productivity - Telecommuters often get more done in less time because they work in a quieter environment with fewer interruptions and can focus more on work tasks.
Stress reduction - There’s no getting stuck behind the wheel in traffic with telecommuting, which can make your work day less stressful.
Quality of life - Less time on the road commuting can translate into greater work productivity and ultimately more time for personal life.
Reduced overhead costs
Employers can save on utilities and make more efficient use of limited office and parking space.
Oregon employers who purchase equipment for teleworkers may be eligible for Business Energy Tax Credits (BETC) through the Oregon Department of Energy.