Latest Laois News: Local TD claims many Laois people will benefit from Remote Working
Remote Working will benefit many in Laois – Fleming
Sean Fleming T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Finance said that many businesses and Government bodies throughout Ireland are examining including remote working as an option on a permanent basis. Mr. Fleming continued as follows:
This potentially could be a major benefit to many of the 12,000 Laois people who normally commute to work in Dublin and other areas outside of the County on a daily basis.
Many companies and public bodies are exploring the option of a blended working arrangement including some time working on site and some of the time at a remote location, which in many cases may involve working from home for part of the week.
This may be an opportunity for many Laois people to cut down on the hours they spend travelling to work five days a week. Any reduction in the number of days people spend commuting long distances to and from work will improve their quality of life, general wellbeing and time with their family.
It is important that people continue to go out to work on a regular basis and not be housebound as too much working from home can interfere with home and family life.
The issue of a blended working arrangement can help productivity and also benefit employees.
This is an issue that is being considered carefully by the Government for when we all come out of the Covid pandemic.